CITS MAStudents Learn Intricacies ofTranslation with ILO Expert

CITS MAStudents Learn Intricacies ofTranslation with ILO Expert

Inlate December, students ofthe ASU Caspian Higher School ofInterpreting and Translation met virtually with Russell Duffin, Head ofthe International Labour Organization's English Translation Service, atanother master class. This time, the students had agreat opportunity totest their translation skills inworking with areal ILO report.

Polina Tulyakova, a first-year CITS MA student, speaks about the master class with the foreign expert:

“We touched upon some problems of workers in the disputed territories between Israel and Palestine. The expert elaborated on all the historical references in order to test and deepen our background knowledge on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Russell shared niceties of working for the ILO and drew our attention to the details."

The exercise on selection of synonyms, which Russell Duffin offered to MA students during the master class, has great practical relevance and allows to expand their vocabulary significantly.

“During the master class, the expert praised the work of the students of Astrakhan State University and wished them success in their professional activities. We’ll be happy to keep cooperating with the International Labour Organization and look forward to a new master class by Russell Duffin in early 2021," says CITS Director Uliana Savelieva.

Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation