The Future of Translation in Higher Education
Join Claire Kramsch in conversation with Mairi McLaughlin and contributors (Sara Laviosa, Emily Linares, Lucía Pintado-Gutiérrez) to discuss a new special issue of L2 Journal on “The Future of Translation in Higher Education.” The special issue is a direct response to the flurry of publications which over the last two decades have highlighted and explored the value of translation as a pedagogical tool in modern language learning. In a now oft-cited early example, Cook (2007, p. 396) decried the marginality of translation in “mainstream applied linguistic and English language teaching theory” and called for a return to translation both in the language classroom and as a “major topic for applied linguistic research.” How has his call been heeded in world language education research and practice? Has translation, once decried as an infamous grammar-translation approach to teaching world languages, made a comeback in the language classroom?
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10-11am, via Zoom (registration required)
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