in Applied Foreign Languages
Specialisation in Marketing & Business Translations
English & Spanish > French
University of Avignon, France | 2008
The Applied Foreign Languages degree course covers four areas with a focus on translation: French (native language), English, another language (Spanish) and subjects related to the functioning of a company (courses in Law, Economics, Management, Marketing, Information Technology [IT], and Communications).
Continuing Professional Development
To keep developing my skills, acquiring new knowledge, and broadening my vision, I read a lot of specialized press and books. I also regularly complete online courses, and I attend conferences, events, and seminars on topics related to my aeras of specialisation and my professional practice. Below are the latest:
The BP20 Translation Conference (to come) is a new and unique virtual conference for all professional Spanish-speaking translators, taking place on 1-3 December 2020. All the presentations revolve around the two main pillars that characterize this event, which are “Good Business” and “Translation Practice”.
The “Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content” online course shares ideas to be more effective at marketing ideas, brands, or products. It illustrates successful strategies to create virality so that campaigns become more shareable on social media and elsewhere. The course helps gaining a better understanding of how to craft contagious content, build stickier messages, and get any product, idea, or behavior to catch on.
Introduction to Solar Cells is an online course provided in English by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) via the Coursera learning platform. The course covers fundamental disciplines including solar cell history, why we need solar energy, how solar cells produce power, and how they work, including mono- and multi-crystalline solar cells, thin film solar cells, and new emerging technologies. The course includes hands-on exercises using virtual instruments, interviews with field experts, and a comprehensive collection of material on solar cells.
Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact, a course by the SDG Academy, provides a solid understanding of how the climate system works, why anthropogenic climate change is occurring, and the impact it has on human and planetary systems. The course is led by Michael E. Mann, an American climatologist and geophysicist, currently director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University.
The EURAFRIC forum “Water and Energy in Africa” was held in Lyon in February 2019. The objective of the Forum was firstly to promote the partnership between Europe and Africa in the areas of water, energy and renewable energy, and secondly to improve the competitiveness of businesses African and reduce poverty in Africa.
The IAPTI International Conference for Translators and Interpreters took place on September 29-30, 2018, in Spain. This congress aimed at experienced professionals gathered no less than 200 linguists from all over the world. We attended applicable and relevant presentations and discussed many facets of the profession, including current trends and developments in working tools and methods.