SOL Hosts PAMCIT Training Program For Translator Trainers

The Department of French of the School of Languages is hosting a Training of Trainers in Translation for translator trainers from Universities, which are part of the Pan African Masters in Conference Interpretation and Translation (PAMCIT) consortium. This very important training session is meant to equip translation specialists who will train future translators is from Monday, 9th January 2017- Friday, 13th January 2017.

A cross section of Participants with the Dean

Professor Hendrik Jozef Kockaert of the Faculty of Arts from KU Leuven, and Patricia Kerres of the Louvain School of Translation and Interpretation, both in Belgium are the trainers for this programme. With participants from Cameroon, Senegal, Mozambique, Kenya and Ghana, the training promises to be an enriching experience for all participants.


Professors Patricia Kerres and Hendrik Jozef Kockaert giving their lecture

The programme, which is taking place at the Ghana-Korea information Centre, was officially opened by the Dean of the School of Languages, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo. In her address, she stated that she believed that such training was necessary for the continual professional development of participants, as they are exposed to new methods, emerging trends and approaches, and the latest technological tools that can be used to facilitate the work of the translator. 

Prof. Amfo, Dean of School of Languages giving her opening speech

The Head of the French Department, Professor Robert Yennah, also welcomed all participants and wished them a fruitful training session.

Prof. Yennah, Head of French Department (Middle) with some Participants at the training.