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julianDr Julián Zapata is the founder and president of InTr Technologies, a Canada-based translation services and technology start-up.

He is a long time friend of Modlingua group. Dr Julián as well Mr Ravi Kumar, Founder of Modlingua Group both were the colleagues in PhD Program in Translation Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Upon request of Mr Ravi Kumar, Dr Julián Zapata has agreed to deliver a guest lecture during Summer Internship Program at Modlingua where more than 150 interns are undergoing intensive training in various aspects of Translation, entrepreneurship and technology.

On July 03, 2018, In his lecture on "The Interactive Translation Dictation", Dr Julián will explore interactive translation dictation (ITD), a translation technique that involves interaction with voice-and-touch multimodal interfaces throughout the entire translation process. Many empirical studies in human-computer interaction have strived to demonstrate the efficiency of voice input versus keyboard input. Although it was implicit in the earliest works that voice input was expected to completely replace—rather than complement—text-input devices, it was soon proposed that voice recognition often performed better in combination with other input modes. Further, he will discuss voice recognition technology and multimodal interaction, and the extent to which these emerging forms of human-computer and human-information interaction have been used and investigated in translation. Lastly, he will also explain to the summer interns about the avenues for future work.

Brief Profile

As a young boy, Julián discovered a fascination for anything related to languages and effective communication, from reading and writing poetry, to taking part in his high school’s public speaking competition. He grew up speaking Spanish and began learning foreign languages at teenage when he decided to pursue a career in translation and interpretation.

Julian completed his studies in translation and translation studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he also taught for several years English, Spanish and French translation; terminology and terminotics; and translation technology, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also took part in several exchanges and student mobility programs and studied at ISIT in Paris and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, among other institutions.

Dr Zapata has worked internationally on several projects related to translation process research, language and translation technologies, as well as translator training, with several academic publications and dozens of presentations, guest lectures and plenary speeches in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.

Prof. (Dr.) Roger T Bell is all time well wisher of Modlingua and the Recipient-Rambriksh Benipuri Awards 2009.   Professor Bell is an academician and an author of international repute. During our conference in New Delhi, he   organized a workshop on the professional development of translators and professionalization of translation   profession.  The workshop included some highly interactive sessions in which more than 100 translators and   experts participated from all over India.

 Dr. Roger T. Bell has been involved in applied linguistics–language teaching, translation studies and translator and   interpreter education – since the early 1960s, at the Universities of Lancaster (1965-1983), Westminster (1984-1994),   Karachi (1971), Brasília (1995), the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur (1998-99), and Fairview   International School (Director: 2002 to date).

 Before his retirement, he was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Westminster in the UK. He is still a Visiting   Professor there and at Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU: the University of North Sumatra) in Indonesia.  He is also     an  Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (London). His publications (5 books and some 60 papers)   span sociolinguistics (language variation; bilingualism and multilingualism) and applied linguistics (language teaching;   translation and interpreting theory) and educational development (academic and business). His 1991 book Translation and translating: theory and practice has been translated into Romanian (2000), Korean (2001), Chinese (2005) with Russian and Malay translations in the press and plans for a Hindi version in the near future.   He has acted as a consultant to a wide range of organisations including: United Kingdom: British Rail (1991-92: European Passenger Services: Bilingual Communication System [English-French] for Channel Tunnel Train Drivers), the Higher Education Funding Council (1994 to date: Specialist Assessor in Linguistics: Quality Assurance) and the Nuffield Foundation (1994: Training of Trainers of Trainers for Public Service Interpreting).

Malaysia: the Anti-Corruption Agency (1998: Communication Skills for Investigating Officers), AIBD (1999 to date: Editing and Presentation Skills), Glaxo-Smith-Kline (2002 to date: Communication Skills for Doctors), IBBM (2005: Communication Skills for Banking Professionals), ITNMB (1998 to date: strategic planning, 2003: Conference Interpreter training), RTM (1999 to date: Professional Skills for Radio and Television News Editors and Presenters), University of Malaya Press and the Open University Malaysia (2001 to date: Editing and Proofing of publications), and City & Guilds-Pitman (2002 to date: Quality Assurance for awards in teaching and training: ACE and ICTS/IDTS). 

His interest in enhancing communication skills has led him to run workshops on presentation and facilitation skills, and the application of this to tertiary-level pedagogic skill development for academic staff: lectures, seminars, tutorials/coaching and conference presentation techniques. He is Managing Director of a Kuala Lumpur-based consultancy–RZ Language-Link Sdn. Bhd- which specializes in language services: translation, interpreting and documentation and language and communication skills training.

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Ms Veena Krishnamurthy one of the Mentors and Volunteers of Summer Internship Program at Modlingua, New Delhi.

Recently our team interacted with her and learnt a lot about her passion for languages and her initiatives especially about her venture LiveGuru that empowers linguists, translators and interpreters through online training and mentorship programs. 

Veena completed the CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults) at the British Council and has since then been delivering corporate training in General and Business English at the British Council and in Companies like Scope, Caterpillar, Sanmina, Sundram Fasteners, to name a few. She has also developed content and conducted workshops for the British Council. In addition to this, she delivers training for IELTS to Students and to Trainers across India.      

She has also been teaching, translating and interpreting in French for the last sixteen years in various establishments, including the Alliance Française, Wipro, Infosys, Fives Engineering. Furthermore, she has attended several training programs in teaching methodologies and French culture. She has also been accredited examiner for French by the Embassy of France.

To add on, she conducts placement tests to assess candidate’s proficiency both in French and English.

As an exclusive Language Strategy Consultant, she has so far organised over 70 French, Italian, German and Spanish interpreters for Lotus Destinations Pvt. Ltd,  Cochin,  for their ongoing niche cruises for over 3000 passengers from all over the world from November 2017 to April 2018.    

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For me translation is more than just transferring meaning from one language into another; it’s all about learning a language and it’s culture in depth and being able to ‘transfer’ that love into your readers.

Ioanna Daskalopoulou (short Jeanne Das) earned a B.Sc. in Commerce (major: Marketing, minor: Business French) from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. She also has successfully completed the Hellenic American Union Two-Year Program in General Translation from English into Greek and has successfully passed Papers I and II of the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation (UK). She has extensive business experience including 23 years of work in marketing, administration and translation industry. She worked as an in-house translator/editor in the Information Dissemination Department of Hellenic Exchanges (former Athens Stock Exchange) and held various positions in other local and multinational companies both in Greece and abroad. As of 2008, she has been exclusively working as a free-lance translator/editor specializing mainly in the fields of business, finance, law and general texts in the language pairs of English-Greek-English, French-English. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Hellenic American University teaching “Professional Trends in Translation”. She contributed to the editing/rewriting of the 2nd Edition of the Professional Secretary’s Guidebook (Kritirion Publications) and from time to time she offers voluntarily her services to Translators Without Borders assisting in the translation of many articles for Wikipedia.

It’s worth mentioning that, Jeanne Das is an American native speaker of English. She holds a TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Arizona State University in English focusing mainly on ESL teaching techniques and Linguistics and she’s been teaching English to foreign students for many years.

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