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APTIS 2018


Aston University, Birmingham
23-24 November 2018

Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Translation & Interpreting

About the Conference

APTIS supports the use, application and impact of scholarly research into all aspects of translation and interpreting at UK and Irish HE institutions, and it also supports current and future professionals in the field. In order to do so, APTIS seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and elaboration of these aims by members and to consult and co-operate with other professional organisations and stakeholders in the achievement of common objectives.

The 1st Annual APTIS Conference, to be held at Aston University on 23-24 November 2018, will act as a platform from which to enable translator and interpreter trainers, professionals and academics alike, to exchange ideas about the challenges and opportunities in translation and interpreting teaching in the current Irish and British contexts.



● Online training in Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS)
● Blended learning in TIS
● The role of theory in TIS training
● New technologies in the Translation and Interpreting (T&I) classroom
● Language-independent translation training
● Automation and interpreting training
● T&I training and the workplace
● Translator’s competences, interpreter’s competences
● Directionality in T&I training
● T&I curricula
● Training the trainers
● Teaching language for translators and interpreters
● Machine translation and post-editing in translator training
● T&I training and future skills
● Assessing T&I skills

Keynote Speakers


María González Davies

Universitat Ramon Lull

"Collaborative learning in translator training: Moving towards student agency"


Sabine Braun

University of Surrey

"Technologies in interpreting practice and interpreter education: Imagining the future"

Keynote speakers


How to incorporate assessment literacy into module design and delivery

From vicious circle to virtuous circle: Simulated translation bureaus in translator training

Conceptualization and operationalization of intercultural communication (IC) for translators

The ins and outs of teaching translation on a distance learning mode

Teaching translation technologies – more than just clicks and menus


Registration Fees

APTIS Members

Two-day pass


One-day pass


Non-APTIS Members






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Scientific Committee

  • Dr JC Penet, Newcastle University

  • Dr Olga Castro, Aston University

  • Dr Anne Stokes, University of Stirling

  • Dr Erika Fülöp, Lancaster University

  • Dr Maria Fernandez-Parra, Swansea University / Prifysgol Abertawe

  • Dr Anna Strowe, University of Manchester

  • Prof Graham Turner, Heriot-Watt University

  • Dr David Orrego-Carmona, Aston University

  • Dr Olga Castro, Aston University 

  • Prof Frank Austermuehl, Aston University

  • Kostas Plisiotis, Aston University

Organising Committee





Aston University

Aston Triangle,

Birmingham, B4 7ET



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