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Careers in Translation for EU Institutions, with Mark Smith, European Parliament

"Working as a Translator for the EU" by Mark Smith, Head of English and Irish Translation Unit at the European Parliament.
A wide-ranging presentation, covering all institutions, the institutional framework and legislative process, the need for multilingualism, the work of a translator and finally the recruitment process.

Respondent: Dr Mila Milani, Senior Teaching Fellow in Italian and former translation trainee at the EP.

12-13 (Graduate Space): informal Q&A session with Mark Smith, coffee/tea will be provided.

This event will be a unique opportunity to engage directly with translation experts at a highly professional standard and know more about the professional routes in translation available for Modern Languages students.

Cultural Engagement Fellowship (deadline 25 January)

The Cultural Engagement Fellowship is a three-month position beginning 15 February 2016, based in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University Of Warwick.

Warwick’s new Teaching Academy

Warwick’s new Academy (Warwick International Higher Education Academy) was set up in 2015 to champion inspirational and effective teaching at the University. During this year a number of staff were nominated as Foundation fellows, including Teresa MacKinnon from the Language Centre at SMLC. Further information about the possibilities that will be supported by the Academy can be seen here:

Find out what the Academy can do for you.

Dr. Zhiyan Guo, Senior Teaching Fellow in Chinese, has been appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Dr. Guo said: I am very pleased that my reflective practice and efforts have been recognised by Higher Education Academy. I recommend all my colleagues to experience this joy of being a teacher. I have been teaching languages in higher education in China and in all sectors of education in the UK for the past twenty years. Being interactive, supportive and research-informed have been my teaching principles. It is fun to use blended learning to enable students to become competent and confident learners taking charge of their own Chinese learning for their future personal and professional life.

Statement for students in Paris

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is shocked and saddened by the events on Friday 13 November in Paris. We send our solidarity and sympathy to all those affected. We ask all our students in Paris at the moment to verify their safety for us and to read this statement.

Professor Seán Hand, Head of School.

Alumni Careers Evening for Modern Linguists

alumni careers

An exciting and illuminating alumni careers evening, organised by students Nung Yang and Jessica Hargreaves for the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, was attended by 74 students from all undergraduate years. Invited speakers, including several graduates, gave presentations on the wide variety of career options available for modern linguists, before networking discussions continued over the obligatory pizza!

Photo competition open to all undergraduate students of language

A competition has been launched to find a new, original photograph to front the School's new webpages!

Warwick Language Centre and Hispanic Studies become official partner of Instituto Cervantes!

We are delighted to announce that the Language Centre and the Hispanic Studies department have been certified by Instituto Cervantes to allow students to take the Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE). These diplomas, administered on behalf of Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, help to provide non-native Spanish speakers with a legitimate and certified method of proving their proficiency in the Spanish language.

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