Three Surefire Tips for Smokin’ Hot Syntax

Hosted by the ITI French Network By Harriet Cooper We all know that a literal translation of French into English often gives a stilted rendering. But what exactly makes the English translation feels woolly? Canadian translator Joachim Lépine opened our eyes to the syntactical differences between French and English sentences in his fascinating and practicalContinue reading “Three Surefire Tips for Smokin’ Hot Syntax”

La langue française est-elle sexiste ? A webinar with Isabelle Meurville

Hosted by the ITI French Network By Isabelle Rouault-Röhlich Le jeudi 18 février dernier, Isabelle Meurville, experte ès écriture inclusive et épicène depuis de nombreuses années, a animé pour nous un atelier sur l’écriture inclusive, sujet qui nous préoccupe en tant que linguistes, traductrices et traducteurs, et qui défraie la chronique, atelier intitulé : « LA LANGUEContinue reading “La langue française est-elle sexiste ? A webinar with Isabelle Meurville”

Quiz and social, January 2021

Hosted by the ITI French Network by Richard Lackey On a gloomy January day, the ITI French network held its first ever online quiz and social. After reporting recent committee changes and advertising our two mentoring schemes, Stephanie Donat brilliantly guided us through a fun filled afternoon. The quiz was split into five sections on Food,Continue reading “Quiz and social, January 2021”

Pièges de la langue française, an interactive webinar with Agathe Bozon

Hosted by the ITI French Network by Philippe Galinier Agathe Bozon est rédactrice d’entreprise et formatrice communication écrite. Les traductrices et traducteurs sont très forts en grammaire. Sauf que, sauf que… la langue française écrite est un dédale dans lequel au détour d’une règle de grammaire on trébuche sur une exception, et où abondent les contradictionsContinue reading “Pièges de la langue française, an interactive webinar with Agathe Bozon”

Clear Language at the European Parliament, a webinar with Cathy Waibel

Hosted by the ITI French Network by Hayley Leva The second FrenchNet webinar of 2020 was given by Cathy Waibel, Head of the Directorate of Citizens’ Language at the European Parliament. Cathy gave us a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the translation and editing work carried out at the European Parliament, and of the role of theContinue reading “Clear Language at the European Parliament, a webinar with Cathy Waibel”

The mistakes that translators make with verbs, a webinar with Grant Hamilton

Hosted by the ITI French Network by Hannah Lawrence On 9 July, 130 eager translators logged on to the first ever ITI French Network webinar. We were keen to learn more about the mistakes that translators make with verbs – and how to avoid them. Our host for the afternoon was Grant Hamilton, the well-knownContinue reading “The mistakes that translators make with verbs, a webinar with Grant Hamilton”