Training > The translation e-workshop

The translation e-workshop provides training via e-mail contact only over a period of 3 weeks. It is provided on both Full and Basic levels, translating into Welsh and into English.

The purpose of the translation e-workshop is to provide translators and would-be translators with an opportunity to practice and improve their translation skills in their own time, and within a definite timetable and structure.

In the translation e-workshop there will be an opportunity to translate two texts of a similar length and standard to those found in the corresponding examinations and receive comments on those translations from a tutor who is an experienced translator and a member of the association’s Register of Examination Markers.

The translation e-workshop is held solely by e-mail. All direct communication between the trainee and his/her tutor takes place via e-mail only.

The Welsh and English linguistic skills of all those taking part are expected to correspond to the expectations of the relevant translation e-workshop.

The translation e-workshop has proved to be an effective and popular means of learning and of providing training for people in their own time. It can be followed as part of one’s preparations for sitting the association’s Entrance Examinations, or as a part of an individual’s training and professional development as a translator.

The translation e-workshop takes place over a 3 week period and follows a timetable similar to this:

Week 1:
Wednesday – the office sends the instructions and the first text to the trainee.

Week 2:
Wednesday – the last day for the trainee to finish his/her translation and send it to his/her tutor. The office sends the second text to the trainee.
Monday - the last day for the tutor to send comments on the first text to the trainee.

Week 3:
Wednesday – the last day for the trainee to finish his/her translation of the second text and send it to his/her tutor.
Monday - the last day of the translation e-workshop, the tutor to send comments on the second text to the trainee.

The fees for one translation e-workshop will be £80 to members of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru, and £90 for everyone else. A translation e-workshop into Welsh and a translation e-workshop into English counts as two translation e-workshops. Payment must be made when registering.

Translation e-workshop - Basic membership level

30 January - 18 February 2019

Fee: £80 - members

Fee: £90 - non-members

The closing date for registration is 1.00pm, Friday, 28 January 2019

Translation e-workshop - Full membership level

20 February - 11 March 2019

Fee: £80 - members

Fee: £90 - non-members


The closing date for registration is 1.00pm, Monday, 18 February 2019