The University of Leuven (KU Leuven) is organising the 1st International Translation Technology Summer School for language professionals who are looking for a practice-oriented and state-of-the-art introduction to translation and localization issues and tools, from 29 August to 2 September, 2016 at Campus Sint-Andries, Antwerp, Belgium.

Antwerp_town_hallThe registration deadline is 31 July and there are a limited number of places still available.  The summer school, developed in collaboration with industry experts and consultants, translators’ association from Belgium, and guest lecturers from renowned universities, aims to help the participants make informed decisions when switching to modern translation environment systems.

The programme of hands-on workshops and lectures and it is suitable both for young graduates and language professionals (Translators, Project Managers, Translation Technology Lecturers) who are looking for a practice-oriented introduction to translation and localization issues and tools.

Over the course of the week, participants will learn how to select and use technologies in every phase of the translation process: file analysis and quotation, collection and query of a specialised corpus, glossary creation, translation of the documents with the help of either a desktop or cloud-based CAT-tool, final quality evaluation checks and invoicing.

TT Summer School Workshop

There will be workshops and lectures for both beginner and advanced levels given by experts from both industry and academia, which will discuss current trends (cloud-based TMS, MT) and their impact on the translation profession. Last but not least, the ergonomic aspects of translation technology will be addressed and translators will be shown how to use dictation software in combination with their CAT-tool.

This one-week intensive practical summer school can be very useful for participants who did not have an opportunity to study translation technology.

Academic Partnership

KantanMT is very happy to announce that KU Leuven has joined the  Academic Partnership programme, where postgraduate students studying for their Masters in Specialised Translation will use the platform to deepen their expertise with current translation technologies. The course aims to develop MT understanding for students interested in careers as an in-house IT specialist and/or localization specialist, a developer and/or tester in any major translation tool company, or as an academic researcher (e.g. a PhD) in the field of language technology.To join KantanMT’s academic program, email Louise Irwin, louisei@kantanmt.com.

Download the University Partner Brochure (PDF)

KantanMT Will be at the TT Summer School

Dr Dimitar Shterionov, MT Researcher at KantanLabs, the Research and Development (R&D) department of KantanMT, will be exhibiting at the event on 30 August. Dimitar will be available to discuss innovations in the field of MT. To meet Dr Dimitar Shterionov at the event and to discuss how MT can benefit you, mail dimitars@kantanmt.com.

Register now before the registration deadline: 31 July 2016

TT Summer School Dates: 29 August – 2 September 2016

Venue: University of Leuven – Faculty of Arts

Campus Sint-Andries Antwerpen

Sint-Andriesstraat 2

2000 Antwerpen