Translation skills and skills training

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The aim of this article is to establish guidelines for a skill-based curriculum in translator training through introduction to translation (into the mother tongue). I begin by describing the current challenges that arise from curriculum development, together with the pedagogical needs they entail, before going on to explain the basics of skill-based training and the characteristics of translation proficiency. I propose a skill and translation task-based approach for translator training, which includes the following: theoretical framework; categories of specific competences; operationalization of competences; sequencing; development of teaching units; and assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-64
JournalTTR: Traduction, Terminologie et Redaction
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008


  • Competence-based training
  • Curriculum design
  • Translation competence
  • Translation task-based approach
  • Translation teaching


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