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Schmit, Christine. 2006. Distance and online courses for translators. Translation Journal 10 (2).
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The purpose of this paper is to provide information about distance and online courses for translators around the world. Translators seem to be ideal candidates for online and distance courses as they are often already working as translators or in another profession when they decide to enroll for a translation course. Also, as continuing education is extremely important in this profession, distance and online courses can be an interesting alternative to traditional education for those who cannot attend a classroom. Furthermore, such courses can prove of interest for people with a degree or experience in another field, such as law, medicine or engineering for example, who have the necessary language skills to work as translators but would like to earn a certificate or degree in translation as well. This article includes a list with courses for interpreters, subtitlers and terminologists. [Based on abstract in journal]