Interpreters and translators need to possess intercultural competency which involves recognizing culturally specific information in the source language, accurately conveying it in the target language, and interacting with clients in a culturally appropriate way. Intercultural competence is an important component of a translator and/or interpreter’s skill set as it helps better understand the source text and convey it more accurately in the target language. This workshop aimed to identify areas for improvement in developing intercultural competence among trainee translators in the educational context. It was suggested that there is a lack of cultural information at the phonetic, intonation, and grammar levels, which highlights the need for a specific system of exercises and integration of two different pathways, including theoretical courses such as lingua-cultural studies and practical courses such as English for specific professional purposes.
The Presenter: Prof. Dr. David Katan, University of Salento, Italy
Venue: Conference Hall
Date: March 2, 2023