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Program Name: Postgraduate European Master in Specialized Translation
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Institution: Lessius Hogeschool
Address: Sint-Andriesstraat 2
Department of Applied Language Studies
City: Antwerpen
Zip/Postal Code: 2000
Country: Belgium
Application Deadline: 15 September 2009
Contact Person: Karen Foelen, Mrs.

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Phone: +32 3 206 04 85
Fax: +32 3 206 04 99
Linguistic Subfield(s): Translation
Other Program Specialties: Terminology
Audiovisual Translation
Multilingual Workflow Management
Translation Technologies
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: Postgraduate European Master in Specialized Translation
Students choose between translation technology, audiovisual translation and localisation, and various translation workshops. A simulated translation centre is equipped with software tools for real-life translation assignments.
Lessius is president of TermNet, is a member of CIUTI, LISA, is a partner of Common Sense Advisory (CSA), TILP, coordinates the Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) programme, and is a member of the SDL Trados Certification University Programme.
The programme is taught by in-house and external experts working in education and in the translation and localization industry throughout Europe. The programme offers comprehensive training in and an in-depth understanding of translation and localization issues and tools. Participants learn how to master the major tools used by professional translators and localizers, learn about workflow management and audiovisual translation. Participants are also given the opportunity to apply their knowledge through an internship in a company or institution.
Previous knowledge is not required, except for some courses (info on Participants wishing to follow the full programme should hold a Master’s Degree (min. 240 ECTS). Participants wishing to follow specific courses should hold a Bachelor's Degree.
1. Introduction to Translation Technologies
2. Introduction to Terminology
3. Audiovisual Translation
4. Multilingual Workflow Management
5. Website Localization
6. Research in Translation Technologies
7. Software Localization
8. Computational linguistics
9. Translation workshops
+ Internship
Each course comprises theoretical and practical aspects of the topics dealt with, and practical exercises.
Participants receive printed and digital reference material for preparing exercises and exams.
All courses are offered in the first semester, allowing participants following the full programme to complete their internship in the second semester. These participants are required to follow at least five courses. In principle each course is taught on a weekly basis, on a fixed weekday, in blocks of 2 or 4 hours (between 8.30 and 17.30). The sessions take place in a 13-week semester.
The programme is taught in English, except for the course of computational linguistics and the translation workshops, which are taught in Dutch.
6 ECTS are assigned to each course, through evaluation on practical exercises, papers or exams. Successful candidates are awarded a certificate for each course.
The certificate (60 ECTS) is awarded to participants who meet the following three requirements:
1. You hold at least a Master’s degree.
2. You have completed at least five courses (30 ECTS).
3. You have completed an internship (30 ECTS).
The courses are taught at the Department of Applied Language Studies, Sint-Andriesstraat 2, 2000
Antwerpen (Belgium), except for computational linguistics, which is taught at the KU Leuven, Louvain (Belgium).
The enrolment fee for the programme (five courses + internship) amounts to € 1,250.
Those wishing to follow additional courses are required to pay an extra € 250 per course.
Those not following the complete programme who wish to enrol for specific course are also required to pay € 250 per course.
An enrolment form can be downloaded from >
Application deadline: 15 September 2009.
Contact persons
Mr. Tom Vanallemeersch
Tel: +32 3 206 04 91
Administration and internship:
Ms. Karen Foelen
Tel +32 3 206 04 85
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