Freitag, 28. September 2018

Happy International Translation Day!!!

Since last year, it's official, thanks to the UN. Here's what they have to say about this day:
International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.
Transposition of a literary or scientific work, including technical work, from one language into another language, professional translation, including translation proper, interpretation and terminology, is indispensable to preserving clarity, a positive climate and productiveness in international public discourse and interpersonal communication.
Thus, on 24 May 2017, the General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day. 
So enjoy, and perhaps thank a translator or interpreter who's helped you communicate with their work.

Donnerstag, 20. September 2018

Nur noch 10 Tage...

... dann ist schon wieder Weltübersetzertag, auch bekannt als Hieronymustag, nämlich am 30. September.
Auch dieses Jahr gibt es wieder viele Veranstaltungen rund um diesen Tag, der dieses Jahr ja auf einen Sonntag fällt.

Der BDÜ hat eine praktische Übersicht der vom Verband organisierten Veranstaltungen erstellt, wobei diese Liste natürlich nicht vollständig ist, denn es gibt auch Veranstaltungen, die anderweitig organisiert werden.

Die Weltlesebühne hat beispielsweise Einiges geplant, zu finden hier, so wie auch der Verband der Literaturübersetzer, VdÜ.

Und es gibt bestimmt auch viele kleinere Aktionen, die lokal konzentriert, aber sicher nicht minder interessant sind, also ruhig mal in den Medien (und nicht nur den digitalen) schauen, was sich bis Ende nächster Woche vielleicht alles so tut im Umkreis!

Samstag, 15. September 2018

Back to school

Well, summer is officially over: School here in Bavaria started back up last Monday (yes, teachers have to be in school already on Monday), and what a start it was?!

This year, I have one two-period class in addition to my other classes to teach, which also means that I have to go to school three days now instead of two, plus I get to be the class teacher for the second year - a first for me, but thankfully I have lovely colleagues to help me along.

What made this first week particularly challenging was the fact that I also had interpreting assignments from Tuesday (all day) to Friday (two afternoons and one morning) in addition to school, so not much time to breath in between, but hey - anyone can do easy, right?! ;-)

I am glad it is the weekend though, and that preparations for next week are done, so I can enjoy it.

I hope, you do too, regardless of what your week was like and how the next is going to be!

Mittwoch, 5. September 2018

Eine gute Kombination

Die neuen Stofftaschen vom BDÜ - und meine Wenigkeit: