WITTA Congress 2020

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Call for Papers (1st Circular)​

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The Third WITTA Congress

​Translation in Education and Education in Translation

2-5 October, 2020

Venue: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Organizer: School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Co-Organizers: Confucius Institute, Nanyang Technological University;
Translation and Interpretation Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences


We are happy to announce that the Third WITTA (World Interpreter and Translator Training Association) Congress will be held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on October 2-5, 2020. The working languages for the Congress are English and Chinese.

Open to all, the Congress is intended to create a common space for reflection on issues related to translation and interpreting education. 



Topics

We invite papers related but not limited to the following areas:

  • T&I development in relation to bilingual development

  • T&I competence in relation to bilingual competence

  • Translation education and bilingual policies

  • Methods, approaches, and innovations in T&I and bilingual teaching

  • Curriculum development of T&I degree and training programmes

  • Curriculum and teaching material development

  • Translation trainer education and development

  • Quality assessment of translation and bilingual education

  • Technologies in T&I and bilingual education

  • Continuing education in T&I and institutional support

  • Simultaneous machine interpreting

  • Machine translation and machine-aided translation

  • Reality-integrated translation education

  • Low-resource construction of language corpora



Keynote Speakers (to be updated after confirmation is received)

World-renowned scholars and experts in the areas of Translation Studies and Translation in Education will be invited as keynote speakers.



Participation Options

1. to participate in the conference or the workshops by submitting the abstract of a paper and presenting it either orally or by poster (Full paper will be invited for submission for formal publication after the conference);

2. to attend the conference or workshops with no paper presentation but with an interest in participating in discussions. 

Schedule

Key dates

Events to complete

1 March, 2020

Abstracts to be submitted via EasyChair

1 April, 2020

Notification of acceptance and sending out invitations

1 June, 2020

Payment of early-bird registration fees

15 July, 2020

Payment of registration fees

1 August, 2020

Release of conference programme




Abstract Submission

Create an account and log in to EasyChair via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=witta2020 and submit your abstract in either English (150-250 words) or Chinese (200-300 words)​.

If you intend to attend the conference without submission of an abstract (Participation Option 2), please also register via EasyChair, stating your preference for attending the conference without an abstract.


Registration Fees

  • Conference registration fees (inclusive of the Main Conference Workshops) options:

Type of Participant

Main Conference Early-bird​ Registration Fees (before 1 June 2020)

Main Conference Regular Registration Fees (before 15 July 2020)

Main Conference At-the-door Registration Fees (2-5 October 2020)

Pre-Conference Training Workshop and Other Activities Registration Fee (register by 15 July 2020)

Meals included between 3-5 October 2020

Regular

SGD 275

SGD 330

SGD 380

SGD 50

All tea breaks and three lunches

Regular

SGD 345

SGD 400

SGD 450

SGD 50

All tea breaks, three lunches and a conference dinner

Student

SGD 200

SGD 230

SGD 280

SGD 50

All tea breaks and three lunches

Student

SGD 270

SGD 300

SGD 350

SGD 50

All tea breaks, three lunches and a conference dinner



Contact Us

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Contact Person: Ms. YAP Wei Xian

Conference Email: witta2020@ntu.edu.sg​
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