Dr. Fouad Elkarnichi delivered a presentation titled Translator Education Practices in a University Context, which was organized by the Language Research Center of King Khalid University, on January 23, 2019.
Dr. Elkarnichi primarily focused on the status of translation in education. He, in his presentation, highlighted fundamental points on translator education, developments in Western-based translation pedagogy, issues raised in educational practices in Arab contexts, and his own experiences.
Dr. Elkarnichi also spoke about the misconception about translation. He said, while highlighting the history of translation, translation had been primarily the work of bilinguals, working practitioners and religious scholars. It, he added, had been used for centuries as simply a technique in ELF teaching and testing. 'Translation had not been considered as a worthy university discipline', said Dr. Elkarnichi.
Dr. Elkarnichi explained in detail, the chronology of approaches to translation (Traditional to Socio-constructivism). Dr. Elkarnichi finally spoke about his research he had conducted on translation programs in the MENA region using the mixed method research method, and he highlighted the interesting findings.
The seminar was informative and a great success.
Source: Mohammad Adil Siddique