Dirty Little Secrets for Translators


New exclamation mark rules

Primary school pupils will only get credit for using exclamation marks in sentences beginning with ‘what’ or ‘how’, under strict new UK Government rules.

Ministers have been accused of “taking writing back to the 19th century” after issuing the restrictive new guidance over what counts as an “exclamation”.

“For the purposes of the English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, an exclamation is required to start with What or How,” the guidance for Key Stage 1 and 2 national curriculum tests states.

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Study translation in the UK

According to the University League Tables 2016, the following 13 institutions offer translation courses across the UK.

University of Surrey

  • BA translation & French (sandwich year, optional year abroad)
  • BA translation & German (sandwich year, optional year abroad)
  • BA translation & Spanish (sandwich year, optional year abroad)

University of Hull

  • BA French with translation studies (year abroad)
  • BA German with translation studies (year abroad)
  • BA Spanish with translation studies (year abroad)
  • BA (hons) Italian with translation studies (year abroad)
  • BA (hons) Chinese studies with translation studies (year abroad)
  • BA (hons) two modern languages with translation studies (year abroad)

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1st International Conference on “Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders”

Hellenic American University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, in cooperation with Hellenic American College, Athens, Greece, is pleased to announce that online registration for the International Conference on Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders is now open.

Registration includes:

  • attendance and participation at all conference sessions and presentations, including plenary addresses and parallel sessions;
  • lunch and coffee breaks on the days of the conference;
  • Conference welcome reception;
  • and access to the Conference proceedings.

There will be a Conference Dinner on Saturday September 24th 2016. The cost of the dinner is not included in the registration fee. If you wish to attend, you will need to purchase a ticket when you register.

More info: europeindiscourse.eu