Is translation just a transaction? Can it do more than check understanding and grammar? What role can it play in the MFL & English curriculum? The Stephen Spender Trust is the UK’s leading charity for creative translation in education, with a national prize for poetry translation that engages thousands of young people every year, and aspiration-raising workshops in schools run by professional translators and languages students. In this hands-on session we will show how the creativity inherent in translation can energise both teachers and learners, bring inclusive and authentic texts into classrooms, and increase intercultural understanding and interest in cultures beyond our shores.
Charlotte Ryland, SST Director and founding director of the Translation Exchange, University of Oxford, Katrina Barnes, MFL teacher, translator and researcher and Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, Literary translator (esp. of children’s books), founder of WorldKidLit
Part of the Festival of Education 2021 #EducationFest