Off topic: Fun ways to show what a translator does
Thread poster: Carolina Garrido

Carolina Garrido  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:07
Member (2015)
English to Spanish
Jun 13, 2016

Hi! I have to talk to my daughter's class (ages 9-10) about what being a translator is like. Last parent who did it was a pilot so it's really hard to follow that. Do any of you know about a fun short video or cartoon, something that talks about a translator's job in a way a 10-year-old can understand?

Thank you for your help!


 

Kelly Neudorfer  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:07
German to English
Blog Jun 13, 2016

A blog I enjoy, Musings from an Overworked Translator, has "Wordless Wednesdays" where she posts some sort of meme, cartoon, picture, etc. dealing with translation.


Here's one example:
https://translationmusings.com/2013/05/08/almost-wordless-wednesday-56/

Maybe you can go through her blog and find something suitable!


 

Oksana Weiss  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:07
Member (2011)
English to Russian
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Mox Jun 14, 2016

The kids just love Mox books (the first and the second equally), as there is clear and funny visualisation of what the translator does in everyday life:
http://mox.ingenierotraductor.com/


 

Carolina Garrido  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:07
Member (2015)
English to Spanish
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Thank you! Jun 14, 2016

Great places to find something (and enjoy myself while searching). Thank you!

 


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