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ERIC Number: ED094571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 11
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Translation and Interpretation: A New Career for Students of German in Ontario?
Farquharson, R. H.
A disjuncture between Ontario high schools and universities in the aims of their German language programs has become apparent in the last few years. In the high schools, the methods used in language classes have been fundamentally audiolingual, whereas in the universities, the emphasis has been on reading literature, with classroom analysis conducted in English. As a result, students entering the universities are unprepared for the level of reading demanded, and unsatisfied with the lack of conversational German courses offered. This problem could be solved by the development of a Canadian School for Translating and Interpreting, which would satisfy those students seeking a practical use of language, and would also help to diversify the career market for Canadian language students. Trade between Germany and Canada is growing, which will create a greater need for German translators and, to a lesser extent, interpreters. At this time, most are recruited from abroad, because local training facilities are not available. Heretofore, Canadian programs to train translators and interpreters have been concerned almost exclusively with French and English. Translation is a demanding profession with exacting qualifications, but it is not at present organized or legally recognized in Canada. One of the tasks of the proposed school will be to remedy this situation. (LG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada