The First WITTA Forum on Translation Teacher Development  cum  International … (4th Circular)

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The First WITTA Forum on Translation Teacher Development


International Symposium on Translation Education (4th Circular)

Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an, P.R.China

April 27 – 29, 2018


       We are happy to announce The First WITTA (World Interpreter and Translator Training Association) Forum on Translation Teacher Development cum International Symposium on Translation Education, to be hosted by Xi’an International Studies University, will take place in Xi’an, P.R.China, on April 27-29, 2018.


       While the first day Forum will be devoted to an exploration of issues surrounding translation and interpreting teacher education, the Symposium will cover broader topics on translation and interpreting training and education, which will be addressed in the following subthemes:

       ➢ Translation teacher education and development

       ➢ Curriculum and material development

       ➢ Methods, approaches and innovations in translation teaching

       ➢ Quality assessment of translation education

       ➢ Translation education and language policies

      Keynote Speakers (in alphabetic order, to be updated):


Anthony Pym

Former President, European Society for Translation Studies, Professor, The University of Melbourne

Dorothy Kelly

Vice-Rector, Universidad de Granada, Editor, Interpreter and Translator Trainer

Georges Bastin

Professor, Université de Montréal, Editor, Meta

Lynne Bowker

Professor, University of Ottawa


Chen Dehong

President, Hong Kong Translation Society, Head of the Department of Translation, Lingnan University

Dang Zhengsheng

Vice President, Xi’an International Studies University

He Ying

Dean of the School of Translation Studies, Xi’an International Studies University

Hu Kaibao

Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Li Dechao

Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Li Defeng

Director of the Center for Studies of Translation, Interpretation and Cognition, University of Macao

Liu Heping  

Founding Dean and Honorary Dean of the School of Translation and Interpreting, Beijing Language and Culture University

Liu Jianda

Vice President, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Ma Huijuan

Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Mu Lei

Professor, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Pan Jun

Guest editor, Bandung: Journal of the Global South

Ren Wen

Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Yang Chengshu

Director of the Graduate Institute of Cross-cultural Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University

Zhao Junfeng

Dean of the School of Interpreting and Translation Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

       Proposals for presentations at the Symposium are now being invited. Those interested in making a presentation should complete and return the Reply Slip attached below, together with a 300-word abstract and a short bio-sketch of the presenter(s).


       Important Dates



By March 18, 2018

Abstracts together with participants' Reply Slip (see the attached)

By March 25, 2018

Feedback on the Forum and Symposium

On April 27, 2018

Registration on site

On April 28 to 29, 2018

The Symposium convenes



       The Symposium will take place in Xi'an International Studies University (CHANG’AN NANLU, Yanta District, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, P.R.China 710061), from April 28 to 29, 2018.


       Participants are requested to complete their registration by paying the fees on or before April 26, 2018.

       Registration fee for regular participants: RMB 1000

       Registration fee for student participants: RMB 400

       The fees will include attendance at the Symposium and lunches during the Symposium. Transportation and accommodation are at your own expense.

       Payments can be made by: Cash, card or bank transfer.

       Account Information: Account name: Xi’an International Studies University

       Opening bank and account number: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Xi’an Xiaozhai Branch,3700021609088211582

       Note: when you choose to transfer, please remark xxx(Your Name)-WITTA Forum. Invoice provided is General Valued Added Tax Invoice.



       Abstracts should be submitted to by March 18, 2018.

       Abstract File name: surname_name_abstract.doc (example: Richardson_Henry_abstract.doc).


       Language of the Forum and Symposium

       English, Chinese


        Contact Us

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       Tel.: +86-029-85319545