ABC’s of Professional Translation

ABC’s of Professional Translation

The ABC’s of Professional Translation is a general translation course between Arabic and English. Main principles and foundations are laid down in this course to help trainees forge their career in general translation. The same rules that are taught here can apply to a variety of specialized disciplines as well and for different purposes.

This course sheds light on syntactic problems in translation and how they can be solved based on the assumption that a correct translation cannot be rendered without a correct use of grammar.

Who Should Attend?

  • Any individual mastering written English and Arabic languages and seeking to have general knowledge of the industry of translation

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • demonstrate competency in translating documents
  • use the professional and ethical standards required for professional translators
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use and application of different translation tools used in the field (such as dictionaries, software, internet search, etc…)

Course Duration: 10 days

TimelineTopics to be covered
Day 1What do we translate? – Literal and Free Translation
Day 2Translation Problems (avoiding common mistakes in Arabic & English)
Day 3Translation of Verb be/do/have/modals Translation of Verb be/do/have/modals
Day 4Translation of questions/negation
Day 5Time management and mental processing
Day 6Translation of Pronouns/past participle/gerunds/ Translation of Adjectives/ Tenses/ conditional sentences
Day 7Translation of Word Classes/Articles/Sentence Connectors
Day 8Conclusions and exercises
Day 9Translation of synonymy/polysemy/monosomy/collocations
Day 10Translation of fixed phrases/ metaphors/Culture/ Translation of proper names

Material given during the training: Compiled translated material related to the course

Before the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Assessment Form to determine their current level and objectives for attending the course. The content of such Form will be used by the trainer only to give tailored training that is focused on each group of delegates. 

At the end of the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete an Individual Development Plan and Vocational Completion Certificate.


* Discounts available for multiple bookings