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Translation Week 2022 Dates: September 26-30

Did you know that language services make up a $50 billion industry?

The world's largest organizations need employees who are adept in translation, interpretation and localization, which is the art of adapting products or services to meet the needs of a language or culture.

Translation Week highlights Weber State's new programs in translation and localization. By engaging with these topics, students learn concepts such as how to overcome technical or cultural issues in digital applications like software, websites, videos or video games. An associate's degree or minor in localization is the perfect complement to a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, communication and many more. Plus, the skills and knowledge students learn in the program will help them stand out when applying for jobs in a competitive global market.

Translation Week is sponsored by Weber State University's Department of Foreign Languages and we look forward to a great week of events!

Calendar of Events

 


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OPENING EVENT:

Webinar and Q&A: "Take the Challenge: Video Game Localization." 

Facilitated by Dr. Laura Mejías Climent, and moderated by Dr. Isabel Asensio.

In this webinar, you will learn about what localization means in video games, how game localization works, and what the top challenges in game localization are. You will also hear about strategies to break into a career in game localization.

Date: Monday, September 26th
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://tinyurl.com/Video-Game-L10N

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


 

"Bilingual Readings" 

Moderated by Dr. Youn Soo Kim Goldstein.

Join us to hear Foreign Language faculty and students read their translation work in both English and various foreign languages. FREE PIZZA!

Sign-up in advance: https://tinyurl.com/Bilingual-Readings

Date: Monday, September 26th
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Shepherd Union, Room 312


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Lecture and Q&A: "Religious Translation and Localization."

Facilitated by Tod Harris and Gema Ortiz, and moderated by Dr. Electra Fielding. 

Join us to hear about the field of religious translation and localization. You will learn about the unique challenges of translating scripture and what a day in the life of a religious localization professional looks like. 

Date: Wednesday, September 28th
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Shepherd Union, Room 305


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Webinar and Q&A: "On your marks, get set, go! Translating in the Field of Sports."

Facilitated by Daniel Aparicio, and moderated by Dr. Vicente Iranzo.

In this webinar, you will learn about a very specific niche in the translation industry: sports; and how the field of sports is opening up new avenues for translators and interpreters.

Date: Thursday, September 29th
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://tinyurl.com/Translating-in-Sports 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.                


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CLOSING ACTIVITY: Panel and Q&A: "Exploring Careers in the Language Service Industry."

Presented by ALC Bridge™ Association of Language Companies, and moderated by Dr. Youn Soo Kim Goldstein.

In this panel, members of the ALC Bridge™ Committee will provide a broad overview of the language service industry and career pathways.

Date: Friday, September 30th
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://tinyurl.com/Exploring-Careers

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

We can't wait to see you and talk more about translation and localization!