The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing and The Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism at the University of Reading, in partnership with Outside in World, the organisation dedicated to promoting and exploring world literature and children’s books in translation, are delighted to invite you to a free online panel event on translation outreach in schools.
Translation workshops and activities with schools are a powerful way to nurture new linguists, promote understanding of multilingualism, raise confidence among multilingual students, and foster inclusive thinking. The panel brings together some of the most exciting people and organisations currently working with schools on translation, and whose activities encompass a wide range of perspectives and languages, including Arabic, French, German, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu. Their discussion will reflect on how the move online during the Covid-19 pandemic has generated new ways of working, new opportunities for collaboration, and new resources accessible for teachers.
This event is aimed at teachers of languages across primary and secondary schools, Key Stages 2-5, covering both Modern Foreign Languages and work with learners who have English as an Additional Language. It will also appeal to librarians, educators and all who are interested in translation for children. Participants will learn about some of the major initiatives being led in schools to promote multilingualism and intercultural awareness, and gain ideas and new digital resources for their teaching practice.
Sarah Ardizzone (Translator, Co-founder of Translators in Schools)
Gitanjali Patel (Director, Shadow Heroes)
Greet Pauwelijn (Book Island Publisher)
Charlotte Ryland (Director, Stephen Spender Trust)
Chair: Clémentine Beauvais (Author, academic and translator, University of York)
For more information, including how to register for this free event, please click here.