On Wednesday, English PEN posted about a new opportunity from the Stephen Spender Trust and Free Word, which is offering a “training programme for translators who are keen to gain experience of working in a school environment, sharing translation skills with young people”:

TISAccording to PEN:

Translators in Schools is a training programme that aims to widen the pool of translators with the skills to work in schools.

A day of workshops covering translation activities, lesson planning and classroom management will be held on Tuesday 26 November 2013 at the Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1. The deadline for applications is Monday 14 October and applicants will be informed whether they have been successful by Friday 18 October.

Participants will be eligible to apply for a longer-term training programme involving a workshop with schoolchildren and ongoing mentoring to support them in developing their own sessions and links with schools.

Please visit the Stephen Spender Trust website for more information and details of how to apply.

Those who’d like to attend the day-long workshop, led by Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Holmes, are asked to send their CV and a short covering email explaining their reasons for wanting to attend to: Robina Pelham Burn at the Stephen Spender Trust: rpb@stephenspender.org.

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