Bogucki, Ł. [e-Book] Teaching Translation and Interpreting: Challenges and Practices Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
Translator and interpreter training has recently received ample attention, manifested in numerous articles, books and conference papers. However, many central issues still appear controversial. Should translation and interpreting be taught within the curricula of language studies or independently? What is translator competence made up of? Which of its elements can be developed through practice and which require coaching? What kind of translators and interpreters, if any, are “born, not made”? In an attempt to address these and other questions as well as to exchange experience and expertise regarding translation curricula in Poland and abroad, the Department of Translation Theory and Practice, part of the Chair of English Language and Applied Linguistics at Lodz University, has organised two conferences under the title “Teaching Translation and Interpreting”; the first was held in April 2008, the second almost exactly a year later.