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  • "Reading and Writing Víctor Català" starring Peter Bush

    Please consider joining these events (poster attached and details below) and invite students! No knowledge of Catalan is required for the first. And readers/translators of any romance language can try for the workshop! Advance registration is required for both events.


    "Reading and Writing Víctor Català" starring Peter Bush 


    Tuesday, NOVEMBER 15

    1 - 2 pm EST

    A PRESENTATION: Víctor Català and Barcelona: Translating A Film (3,000 Meters) 

    Readers and critics in the 1920s were shocked by this experimental, tragi-comic novel by a writer they expected to write "rural dramas." What were the challenges in writing this first English translation?

    -Moderated by Professor Albert LloretUniversity of Massachusetts

    Register in advance for this meeting (required):



    Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16 

    12 - 1:30 pm EST

    A WORKSHOP: Translating the intersection of gender and class in a Víctor Català short story "Carnival" 

    Have a go at translating the original style of a major Catalan feminist writer. The workshop text will be sent to registered participants. Advance registration required.

    -Moderated by Mara Faye Lethem, Winner of 2022 Spain-USA Foundation Translation Award

    Register in advance for this meeting (required):


    After registering for each event, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings.

  • Interpreter and Translator in Education Workshop Series

    Since Fall 2018, the Translation Center has provided training to around 300 school employees via our interpreter and translator in education workshop series. We offer this training to districts, schools, and individuals. Read about our work with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


  • Celebrating 40+ Years

    Since 1979, the Translation Center has been providing translation services to individuals, small businesses, large companies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, museums and many others near and far. Thanks to our resources and networks, we work with over 80 languages. We are a non-profit and proceeds are reinvested in teaching, research, and other educational activities.

  • Student Engagement

    The Translation Center provides employment opportunities for students. They work closely with the Center's project managers on specific assignments and occasionally participate in the translation process as translators or reviewers. They also work with the Director on special projects and provide administrative support. Thanks to their time with us, students gain valuable professional experience and develop a deep awareness of responsible language use. 


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The Translation Center offers translation- and interpreting-related services that exhibit a deep understanding of and care for language. We benefit from being part of a rigorous academic setting that is connected to scholarship, professional organizations, a rich network of translators, and a unique international community. The Translation Center is a non-profit organization. Proceeds are reinvested in teaching, research, and other activities.

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The Translation Center is part of a dynamic community. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the nearby colleges, many faculty either translate themselves or publish about translation phenomena. The same faculty usually offer undergraduate and graduate courses on translation. The Translation Center is proud to sponsor translation- and language-related activities at UMASS and the Colleges!

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