On April 1, 2017 Vilnius Business College hosted the 5th English text TRANSLATION CONTEST final event and awards, during which the contest’s results were reviewed, the winners received their prizes, also discussions about uniqueness and originality of Lithuanian language took place.
The host of the contest, a teacher of English Birutė Bersėnienė reminded that 2017 is the year of Lithuanian language culture. In her opinion, students’ translations of fiction texts add to the enhancement of Lithuanian language as cultural heritage.
20 people participated in the event – both students and teachers. A special guest from Iceland Gudrun Gisladottir, who is a translator, a photographer and a polyglot, was invited as well. She shared her remarks on what is most important in translation, what to pay attention to. Being a translator herself, working in the organization ecspm.org, she mentioned significant nuances of translation in different languages.
Participants of the event were awarded with valuable books in English; six of them were announced as special prize winners.
During the event project Unity in Diversity was presented. Participants were interested in the project opportunities and discussed where and how they could use the final product. They agreed that it is a real help for students of hospitality field to deepen their English or another language knowledge and skills in an interesting and interactive way.
Vilnius Business College, Lithuania