Translation Technology in Education – Facilitator or Risk?
Translation Technology

Translation Technology in Education – Facilitator or Risk?



Friday 5 July 2019


09:00 - 17:00


C14, Teaching and Learning Building, University Park


£10 students/unwaged, £20 waged


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(deadline 20 June)


Conference summary

Automated translation services such as Google Translate have become widely available at no cost. Due to their ease of access and improving quality, they have become a tool that enables access to expression of ideas that may otherwise remain closed to readers who are not conversant in the language they are written in. Given the technology’s capacity, to some it may be a shortcut to circumvent language acquisition, while to others it may be a facilitator to learning.

For universities, in particular with growing internationalisation, one important question is what role translation technology may play in Higher Education, for instance in research activities or in the production of assessed work. Equally, for secondary education it could play a role in the interaction between pupils whose first language is not English and teachers or in the engagement of students with the learning materials.

Who is this for?

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Assessors
  • Policy makers
  • Ethics officers in secondary and tertiary education.

Conference highlights

This event brings together an exciting range of international scholarship that covers topics including:

  • abilities of automated translation applications
  • professional market expectations and practices
  • implications for language teaching and learning and translator training
  • views of students and academics on the use of automated translation for studying and coursework production
  • curriculum and assessment design
  • policy making

Conference hosts

Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies


Translation Technology in Education – Facilitator or Risk?

The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151