"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
Craft and Critical Vision: Diving Beneath the Surface of Discourse. Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET) is an independent, non-profit association that brings together people who provide language support for international communication in English within the Mediterranean area and beyond. We invite practitioners and researchers in this field to attend the conference and share their work in presentations or posters. This year’s theme evokes the elements of craft and critical vision (in writing, translating and editing) that make discourse effective.