Online Course Design for Translation into English

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 10)


Online translator training can provide students the professional advantage of learning within the same environment they will eventually work. Yet this can only be accomplished if instructors narrow the potentially unwieldy possibilities of online course delivery to align closely with the content and contexts of professional language services. This chapter will outline how to prepare for and implement an online translation course and is especially directed to those who may be new to online learning or to formal translator training. Informed by the practice of backward course design, this chapter will start with methods for conducting a needs analysis, outline effective uses of the virtual platform, and close with a number of suggested technology-based translation activities.


Online translator training Professional language services Same work environment Content Context Online translation course Online learning Backward course design Needs analysis Virtual platform 



This chapter was written with the generous support of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Special thanks are accorded to Dr. Anthony Ciccone and Dr. Devarajan Venugopalan for the value they place on translation and online pedagogy.


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