Feature image for What's Open Easter Weekend?

2018 MSU Conference on Translation Pedagogy

June 7 and 8, 2018 — Montclair State University, NJ, USA

A joint initiative from Montclair State University in New Jersey, USA and Université Laval in Québec, Canada.

This event is sponsored by a Québec-United States University Grant Program.

U.S. institutions of higher education are formulating best practices for how to respond to the increasing need for qualified translators across the country. This is evidenced by the projections of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which foresees a 29 percent increase in employment for interpreters and translators over the 2014–24 decade, and the results of a 2016 survey of the Association of Language Companies, which reports that finding qualified translators represents one of their biggest challenges.

Montclair State University and its new partner institution Université Laval in Québec, Canada, are organizing a conference to reflect on translation pedagogy and curriculum design. The conference will leverage Université Laval’s 50-year expertise in translation pedagogy, which is rooted in Canada’s unique position as an officially bilingual country in North America. Guest speakers from Université Laval will share their expertise and insights into translation pedagogy and curriculum design in exchange with faculty from Montclair State University, which will host the event.

This event seeks to serve as a platform of exchange between experienced faculty in the area of translator education and institutions looking to develop their offerings in translation. It will provide a much-needed opportunity for the exchange of ideas and best practices, professional development, and networking.

The two-day conference will offer workshops, roundtables and traditional paper presentations devoted to specific areas, including but not limited to:

  • Curriculum and program design
  • Assessment in the translation classroom
  • Teaching translation courses in the undergraduate translation curriculum
  • Teaching literary translation
  • Teaching specialized translation
  • Designing online translation courses
  • Cognitive processes
  • Developing partnerships for internship and capstone courses
  • Community-based translation pedagogy
  • Collaboration with professionals teaching specialized translation

Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim Aibo (jayrayonibrl@montclair.edu)

Guest Speakers
Louis Jolicoeur, Université Laval
Zélie Guével, Université Laval
Alexandra Hillinger, Université Laval

Scientific Committee:
Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim Aibo, Montclair State University (organizer)
Kate Loysen, Montclair State University
Daniel Mengara, Montclair State University
Louis Jolicoeur, Université Laval
Zélie Guével, Université Laval
Alexandra Hillinger, Université Laval