MA Translation Reflections

A number of people have asked why, with over 20 years experience in the translation industry, I decided to apply to do the MA in translation. It wasn’t going to progress my career – I am already a company director, and studying part time was a major challenge on top of a demanding full time …

A reflection on being an MA in Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting student at the University of Nottingham

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou Being a current MA CETI student in the University of Nottingham, life here makes me feel reenergized, refreshed and revitalized. Not only because the University of Nottingham …

Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing Participation and Collaboration

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies was the proud host of the 5th annual conference in the “Innovative Language Teaching at University” series. Under the heading “Enhancing participation and collaboration” this year’s conference, organised by Cecilia Goria, Oranna Speicher and Sascha Stollhans, took place on 19 June and was attended by over 120 …

Creative writing in Spanish

Milan Kundera, Samuel Becket, Joshep Conrad, Franz Kafka and Vladimir Nabokov have in common the fact that they did not always write in their mother tongue. There is something special about writing in a foreign language, and our Creative Writing in Spanish students know it well. A quote attributed to Proust reads, ‘a novelist who …

Anyone for grammar in the Easter vacation?

As part of the CLAS Widening Participation programme, specialist tutors from the University’s Language Centre delivered in-house French, German and Spanish intensive study sessions for local 16-19 school language learners between March 25 and 27. The sessions catered for GCSE, AS, A2 level and International Baccalaureate and included the essential skills necessary for succeeding in …