What is OPTIMALE ?
Optimale: an Erasmus academic network funded by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (January 2011 – September 2013)
65 EU partners + 5 « Third country » partners.
31 countries involved in the project.
Aston is a partner of the OPTIMALE network, an Erasmus academic network funded by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (October 2010 – September 2013) aimed at Optimising Professional Translator Training in a Multilingual Europe. To find out more Click here.
In close partnership with the European Master’s in Translation (EMT) network.
OPTIMALE aims to act as a vehicle and stimulus for innovation and high quality in the training of professional translators.
Produce an extensive map of ongoing translator training programmes in European Higher Education institutions.
Monitor market needs and professional requirements relevant to translator education and training.
Translate new professional competences into learning outcomes.
Implement training of trainer sessions.
Optimale consists of 7 Workpackages (WP):
WP1: Project Management
WP2: Projet dissemination
WP3: Mapping translator training
WP4: Monitoring market and societal needs and professional requirements relevant to translator training
WP5: Training for professional practice
WP6: Training of trainers
WP7: Evaluation-quality plan
What is Aston’s role?
Aston is responsible for a sub-workpackage on Training for professional practice: domain specialization as part of WP5. In this context, Aston will organise workshops and similar events in 2012. Professor Christina Schaeffner, Director of Translation Studies at Aston University, is a member of the OPTIMALE Steering Committee.
For more information please contact Professor Christina Schäffner