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An online course in translation into English from Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, as well as in editing skills, is being offered by Birkbeck College, part of the University of London. The Use your language, Use your English programme has been funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

The course is not specifically about legal translation, but I thought it might be of interest to some people. Details of the tutors can be found here (note that other languages also appear here, having been included in a summer school run by the project).

“The online courses are open to anyone who is eligible on the grounds of being both a native Anglophone and having another language (or languages) at an advanced level. Each course consists of: nine passages of 350-500 words each (of different types: three literary prose texts, three journalistic texts and three specialist texts in academic fields) which you will be able to download and work on and of nine ‘annotated translations’ by the tutors, giving comments/reasons for possible translation choices, which you should consult only after you have completed your own attempt at the text.”

To register just email: useyourcontact@bbk.ac.uk