The workshop of Work Package 5.3: Training for professional practice: professionally-oriented practices, took place on 31 March 2012 at Aston University in Birmingham.

The participants discussed the results of previously conducted surveys which had been summarised in a draft Synthesis report. Four main issues were considered in more depth: (i) Specific modules which focus on professionally oriented practices, (ii) Translation ‘companies’ run by students, (iii) Work placements/internships, and (iv) Contributions by professional translators. After a lively exchange and illustration of examples of good practice, the participants agreed on case studied to explore further.


Many thanks are due to all participants for the time and efforts devoted to the preliminary work and for their contribution to a very enjoyable and fruitfiul meeting.

Christina Schäffner, Aston University

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.

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