[Sponsored Report] Translator course to be offered in 7 languages

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[Sponsored Report] Translator course to be offered in 7 languages

The Korea Literature Translation Institute is receiving applications for its special translation course from Feb. 21 to March 4.

The special translation course is being held to train new translators who will provide high quality translations based on in-depth knowledge of Korean literature. This course is different from other translation courses because it focuses solely on literature.

Anyone interested in Korean literature translation can enter this course and there are no restrictions on academic level. After a first screening, 10 people will be registered for each course in seven languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese).

The course will focus on practical translations of Korean literature text and there will also be special programs, such as meeting with the author and a literature journey.

The course takes place from April to November for two semesters of 12 weeks each. The class will be held once a week for two hours on a weekday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Those who are interested can download the application and fill out their resume from the Korea Literature Translation Institute Web site (www.klti.or.kr) and submit by mail or e-mail to academy@klti.or.kr.

There is no tuition and the 100,000 won registration fee is used for the students who do get picked.

Student screening is done in three stages: documentation screening, a written examination and interview. The institute will review each applicant’s passion for translation, knowledge on Korean literature, understanding of the base language and final language, and the person’s sincerity.

Korea Literature Translation Institute is a public office under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and is operating various programs to introduce Korean literature and culture to countries around the world.

This is the fifth year since the course started and the institute now three courses (special, regular and advanced) for seven different languages will be offered in 2011.

For more information you can contact Lee Min-a (02-6919-7756 or augo4@klti.or.kr), who is in charge of the special course, or Yim Ji-won (02-6919-7752 or komorebi@ klti.or.kr), in charge of the regular course.
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