Diploma in Translation Workshops

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Our Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) Workshops can be taken as a complement to our DipTrans course although they can also be free-standing as they cover topics of general interest to all translators.

The DipTrans is the oldest professional qualification of its kind, widely recognised by employers in the UK and around the world, and intended for working translators and for those who wish to embark on a career in professional translation. It is a postgraduate-level professional qualification offered by the IoL Educational Trust (IoLET).

Who are the workshops for?

If you are interested in translation and wish to find out more about various resources and skills needed to work in this field, you are invited to attend our programme of workshops. 

The workshops are also open to outside participants – you don’t have to be enrolled on the DipTrans course to attend.

Each workshop has to be booked in advance and the fee paid before the event. No refund will be given if you are unable to attend a workshop. Students will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Workshop content

Wordfast Workshop

Run by Rosabel Chung

Wordfast Classic is a CAT tool that works as a Microsoft add-on. It is known for its lightweight design and the capability to run on multiple platforms (for example both Windows and Mac). In this workshop, you will learn the basic features you need to know to start using Wordfast Classic to translate documents.

Tuesday 15 March 6.30–8.30pm

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Intercultural Communication for Translators

Run by Daniel Tomozeiu

Translators need to be able to work not only between languages but also between cultures. The Council of Europe defines translators as “intercultural mediators”. This workshop will help you better understand the intercultural challenges of being a professional translator. It will help you better understand both the texts you work with, as well as the clients, colleagues and authors you communicate with.

Tuesday 22 March 6–9pm

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MemoQ Workshop

Run by Rosabel Chung

According to some translation professionals, memoQ is the most user-friendly and intuitive CAT tool on the market. It is also known for its interoperability with other CAT tools. This workshop will give you the basic training on how to translate a document in memoQ.

Tuesday 29 March 6.30-8.30pm

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A First Taste of Trados

Run by Daniela Ford

This is an introductory workshop for the complete novice. You will learn what SDL Trados Studio is, how to create a new translation memory, translate a document, and export the translated document. If you intend to book a place on the Advanced Trados course in May, please do NOT book a place on this course, as the content of this course overlaps with the content of the Advanced Trados course.

Tuesday 5 April 6.30–8.30pm

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Audience Visualisation Techniques

Run by Daniel Tomozeiu

Whether you are translating a document for a local authority, a book or a contact for a big company, you have to be able to visualize your audience. Professional translators have different methods of thinking about their audience. In this workshop, we will discuss three different methods in detail: personas, implied reader and audience design. The workshop will include a series of hands-on exercises helping junior translators visualise their audiences.

Tuesday 19 April 6.30-8.30pm

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Advanced Trados

Run by Daniela Ford

The aim of these two sessions taken together (10 hours) is to offer professional training to enable you to reach the official SDL Trados Studio Level 1 (Getting Started) Certification. You will take the certification exam on 21 May in the afternoon.

Topics include:

  • CAT technologies overview
  • The SDL Trados studio environment
  • Creating a translation memory
  • Translating files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF)
  • Project packages
  • Alignment
  • AutoSuggest dictionaries
  • Creating termbases from Excel glossaries

Saturday 14 May 10am–12pm and 1–4pm
Saturday 21 May 10am–12pm and 1–4pm

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Please note that all workshops are subject to sufficient enrolment. Each workshop needs to recruit a minimum number of students in order to run. In the event of a workshop cancellation due to insufficient numbers of students registering, you will be informed in advance and you will receive a full refund of the fees paid for the course.

Contact us

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Registry

Akalyah Wesley


+44 (0)20 3506 9900