The French section of the Department of Languages, Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University is pleased to announce its annual Translation Competition for A-Level students.
The translation task is to produce an English version of part of a book titled Nico perdu à Londres by Hubert Ben Kemoun (Editions Nathan 2010). Ben Kemoun is a childrens’ writer and playwright who is almost unknown in English speaking countries.
The competition aims to promote language learning through French popular culture. It will introduce A-Level students to the challenges of translating a range of grammatical structures, colloquial expressions and cultural references into authentic English.
Nico perdu à Londres is about a French schoolboy who gets lost on a trip to London. It gives a light-hearted view of English life seen through French eyes. The passage to be translated is centred around their trip to Buckingham Palace.
The text can be downloaded here:
Schools are asked to submit 2 entries chosen internally from among their participating students and to send both to the following address: email@example.com
Please indicate clearly in the e-mail subject that the contents are for the French A-Level Translation Competition.
Deadline for Entries: 21 January 2019
Entries will be judged by a panel chosen by the Department of Languages, Information and Communications
Announcement of Winner: 18 February 2019
The winner will receive a trophy and a music gift card to the value of £50.
For further details and queries, please contact: Matthew Screech: firstname.lastname@example.org