Student Contests, Travel, and Other Activities
- High School Translation Competition 2014
The European Union Center and the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are organizing a high school translation competition to take place in the spring of 2014. I would like to briefly inform you of the components of the competition and encourage your participation.
One teacher per school will administer the competition for the entire school. Students will translate a designated text from any of the official European Union languages into English. The teacher will select the best two translations.
The two winning students and their teacher will be invited to the University of Illinois campus for a day of fun and learning about college, translation, and interpreting on Monday, March 31, 2014. Travel and substitute teacher grants are available.
Interested teachers must register by January 31, 2014. The translation competition will then be administered by the teacher during the month of February.
The flyer for the competition is available via Mike Nelson.
More information, including the registration form, can be found on the competition's website (http://www.euc.illinois.edu/translationcompetition/). Any questions or comments can be sent to the translation competition coordinator, Mike Nelson. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in the 2014 translation competition. We hope to see you at the University of Illinois on March 31.
- Deutscher Tag 2013
It is our pleasure to announce that we will be hosting “Deutscher Tag 2013” (German Activities Day) at Springfield Southeast High School on Saturday, November 9 from 1-7 p.m. This event takes place every other year and is designed for German students of surrounding high schools to celebrate the German culture and language by engaging in various activities, such as Kaffeeklatsch, songs, dances, games, crafts, etc. We will also have a German food for dinner. The official invitation and more information will follow after the summer. For more information, contact Eric Koeppel (email@example.com) Meantime, please check out the following link to a short video from Deutscher Tag 2011: