Starting this summer, the Summer School for Translation and Interpreting SPbU-2020 will review the latest issues in translation, discuss industry trends and teach the skills necessary for a successful career as a translator or interpreter.

We target not only university students of translation and translation studies, but also novice and professional translators, heads of translation agencies, teachers of translation, and anyone who wants to explore the profession in all its diversity.

This year the Summer School for Translation and Interpreting will be held in an online format and will showcase a unique panel of speakers, including prominent translators, interpreters and company executives working in various fields of the translation industry.

We have invited professionals who will speak of their extensive experience working with state leaders, leading international organizations, and representatives of modern companies involved in key, rapidly growing fields of business.

This year’s topics include: automated translation and post-editing, translation of audio-visual content, interpreting at State-level events and analysis of the typical errors of translators and interpreters when working with top public officials. Other interesting areas of the trade to be discussed are the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in translation, cross-lingual matchings, translator’s vocabulary and the employment of highly qualified professionals in the rapidly changing translation market.

You will learn which translation jobs will soon be in demand, what extra skills you need to build up, and how to improve them effectively.

The event is hosted by the Faculty of Foreign Languages of St Petersburg University and the School of Foreign Languages and Translation of St Petersburg University. The School offers professional training and career development programmes in translation and interpreting. For more information, click the link.

 

Keynote speakers

Pavel Palazhchenko, Soviet and Russian translator, political analyst, author of books and a large number of publications on political topics in the Russian and foreign press, interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev and Eduard Shevardnadze, speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.

Boris Naimushin, official interpreter for the Bulgarian President Georgiy Pyrvanov (2002-2012); PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the Department of English Philology (New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria).

Mark Bernardini, interpreter, broadcaster, politologist; worked for such organizations and institutions as European Parliament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia, Italy), Ministry of Culture (Russia), Embassy of Italy in Moscow, Institute of International Trade (ICE, Italy), Russian Presidential Executive Office; Ferrari, Maserati and General Electric companies, etc.

Alexey Kozulyaev, CEO of RUFILMS LLC, founder of the audio-visual translation school, author of a number of articles on the problems of audio-visual translation in foreign scientific journals.

Nikolay Borovskiy, interpreter, former Diplomatic Service member of the Language Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (USSR), interpreter and the Head of the Interpretation Division at OSCE (Vienna), full-time translator and interpreter at the UN (New York, Geneva), free-lance interpreter for OSCE, UN, IMF, World Bank, UNEP, NATO, European Commission, European Parliaments, WHO etc Fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.

Olga Egorova, professor, member of the International Federation of Translators (FIT), Chair of the External Partnerships Standing Committee (FIT), Chair of the Committee on Teaching Translation and Professional Development (FIT), Head of the Project office for the International Cooperation in Moscow State Linguistic University, teaches simultaneous translation in MSLU.

Nikolay Kulikov, Executive Director at AKM-West, Associate Professor of the Department of Automated Translation Technologies of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU), member of the Union of Translators of Russia, member of the Management Board of Translation Teachers Union of Russia, member of the Translator and Interpreter Association.

Maxim Berendyaev, Director for Technology and Quality at AKM-West, Associate Professor of the Department of Automated Translation Technologies of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU), member of the Translation Teachers Union of Russia, member of the Translation Teachers Union of Russia.

Andrey Lesokhin, interpreter Director of Perevod4ik.pro, official interpreter for Skolkovo Foundation, Gazpromneft and Stockholm School of Economics.

Svetlana Svetova, founder and director of T-Service, TFR speaker.

Tatiana Vinogradova, SDL Trados project coordinator at T-Service.

 

The Summer School welcomes participants from all over Russia and provides three days intensive training. Scholars and specialists are invited to share this unique experience with their peers and discover new aspects of their profession.

 

Summer School Program

18 June

11.00-11.10 Welcome Speech by Svetlana Rubtsova, the Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of St Petersburg University

аnd Ksenia Anisimova, Director of the School of Foreign Languages and Translation of St Petersburg University.

11.10-12.10 – Pavel Palazhchenko “Cross-Lingual Matching and Translation”

12.30-13.30 Boris Naimushin. Lecture “Khrushchev as a “Gravedigger of Capitalism”: Was There an Error in Translation?”

14.00-15.30 – Mark Bernardini Lecture “Video-Mediated Interpreting and its Peculiarities in the “new normality”.

16.00-17.15 Alexey Kozulyaev. Workshop “Challenges of Audio-Visual Translation”

 

19 June

11.00-12.30 Pavel Palazhchenko. Workshop: “Cross-Lingual Matching and Translation”

13.00-14.00 Nikolay Borovskiy. Lecture: “The Future of Interpreting in Our Rapidly Changing World. Deliberations and Contemplations of a Language Practitioner”

15.00-16.30 Olga Egorova. Lecture “Simultaneous Interpreting Specifics While Working for International Organisations: What Students and Their Teachers Should Prepare Themselves for?”

17.00-18.30 Nikolay Borovskiy. Workshop “The Importance of Studying Extralinguistic Context while Preparation and Working as Interpreter”

 

20 June

11.00-12.00 – Svetlana Svetova. Lecture “The main aspects of teaching post-editing of machine translation as a part of the curriculum for translators, interpreters, and students in translation at higher education institutions”.

12.15 – 13.45 Berendyaev M., Kulikov N. Lecture “A crash-course with an employer: translation technologies, translation projects, artificial intelligence, employment and development”.

14.00-15.30 Andrey Lesokhin. Workshop: “How to achieve success in the market for translation services”.

16.00-17.30 Tatiana Vinogradova. Workshop: “Key translation and editing tools in SDL Trados Studio”

 

Registration and payment

Registration and payment are now closed.

 

Summer School Programme Committee

Svetlana Rubtsova, Chairperson of the Committee, Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages for Economics and Law of St Petersburg University, Scientific Supervisor for the tertiary level educational programme, member of the Union of Translators of Russia

Ksenija Anisimova, Director of the School of Foreign Languages and Translation of St Petersburg University.

Anastasia Dudkina, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign languages for Economics and Law of St Petersburg University

Julia Gazetdinova, Assistant Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages for Economics and Law of St Petersburg University

 

Contacts

E-mail: events.foreignlang@spbu.ru

Tel.: +7 (812) 363-62-59

 

Virtual tours

Virtual tours are available for all participants of the School.

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