CTI regularly offers workshops as high-level training expanding on themes relevant for technical translation. Our workshops increase career opportunities for translators and interpreters.
Expo 2015 Workshops
Expo 2015 – Feeding the Planet
The theme of Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, is divided into many sub-themes currently being studied by international committees. The results will be presented during Expo, from May to October 2015. Just visiting the website www.milanoexpo-2015.com gives an idea of the workload in terms of translation and interpreting that will be required from now to 2015. To make the most of this once-off opportunity, specific skills are needed in addition to a knowledge of foreign languages.
We have decided to offer specific workshops on the following themes: agriculture, breeding/animal husbandry and veterinary science and the environment.
- Definition: agriculture, agronomy, agricultural sciences
- History of agriculture and specific development aspects (Norfolk revolution, the green revolution)
- Productive cycle:
- inputs (systemic and contact pesticides, organic and chemical fertilizers, types of irrigation, seeds and selection, labor and machinery)
- agronomic techniques (crop rotation, intercropping, field preparation)
- Types and geographical distribution: examples of extensive, intensive, intermediate and specific systems (e.g. dryland farming, slash and burn), overview of organic and bio-dynamic agriculture
- Interdependence between the agricultural system and the physical and socio-economic environment. Presentation of case-studies on balanced as well as “critical” systems
- Problems related to agricultural development, particularly with regards to developing countries – the concept of food security (definition of FAO and other international organisms):
- difference between availability and access. Brief outline of the cooperative approach to development and new guidelines (on gender, participation, institutional capacity, etc.)
- overview of EU development guidelines, UN agencies, etc.
- current issues regarding agriculture and trade within the WTO
- innovative agricultural technology and biotechnology
Breeding/animal husbandry and veterinary science
- Definition: breeding, animal husbandry, veterinary science
- Production cycle, types of breeding and geographical distribution
- Animal diseases and transmission routes: bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic, hereditary, environmental.
- the most widespread and dangerous diseases for man transmitted by animals (zoonoses)
- zoonoses in the media (e.g. avian flu, SARS, BSE)
- neglected zoonoses (e.g. brucellosis)
- The most widespread and harmful animal diseases (foot-and-mouth disease, swine fever, Newcastle disease)
- Eradication, control and monitoring
- Definition: environment, ecology, ecosystem
- Importance of environmental protection
- the sustainability principle
- Current issues:
- the greenhouse effect and global warming
- possible consequences
- proposed solutions
- the water issue
- industrial pollution
- Environment and agriculture:
- pollution, eutrophication, desertification
Given the success of workshops on insurance and IAS/IFRS accounting standards with both a theoretical (conceptual) and linguistic (terminological) focus, new editions will be scheduled.
For more information, please contact our offices.