Trainees from Craiova University, Romania, and Scuola Superiore Per Mediatori Linguistici, Torino, joined their Maltese counterparts for a two-week traineeship at the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies. Sessions were regularly held in the interpreters’ laboratory, the terminology centre and the IT Services facilities.
During their stay Romanian, Italian and Maltese students shared experiences and attended translation and interpreting sessions. They followed a proficiency course in English specifically designed by the Department besides visiting historical sites in Malta and the European Capital of Culture – Valletta 2018.
Prof. Joseph Eynaud, Ms Nadia Saliba, Ms Victoria Dimech together with their Italian counterparts Ms Claudia Borgo and Maria Petitti designed a curriculum plan including sight translation, note-taking for consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting skills, voice training, public speaking, language proficiency, glossaries’ compilation and evaluation techniques.