OPTIMALE aims at enhancing the quality of academic provision in the field of professional translator education and training by identifying and sharing good practice in a number of specific areas, i.e. integrating professionally-oriented practices in the curriculum, tools and technologies, domain specialisation and quality assurance. Status quo reports on current practices and case studies describing interesting and innovative approaches to teaching and learning in these areas were produced and led to the definition of detailed reference frameworks for learning objectives to be achieved and methodologies to be recommended in these areas:
- New tools and technologies
- Domain specialisation
- Professionally-oriented practices
- Quality assurance
Transferable learning resource materials have then been identified, produced and made available to the network members via a resource platform: OPTIMALE resource platform. The case studies and the reference frameworks can also be found on this platform and are available to the wider translation community.
Finally, the outcomes of the first stages of the project are used to implement training sessions for academic staff from the network institutions.