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Creative translation workshops

We are an education initiative that supports young people in embracing all sides of their linguistic and cultural heritages. We do this through creative translation workshops that explore issues of representation, self-expression, colonial history and the power of language.

We believe all young people should feel like they belong. We believe in educational spaces that value all languages, and that are critical and creative.

Formal language-learning does not currently reβ€€ect the dynamic and varied lived experience of language. The focus on Western European languages and elite forms of English in the UK curriculum creates a perceived hierarchy, placing value on these languages over others.

β€œThe Shadow Heroes workshop has helped the students gain a fresh perspective on how the language we use reflects who we are and enabled them to think critically about the assumptions we might have about people from different backgrounds. The activities were imaginative and energised the class.”

Teacher, Farnborough Sixth Form College

Across our recent workshop series, 85% of students rated the workshop content 8/10 or above.

UNTEACH festival 2021

We hosted a free festival in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, SOAS World Languages Institute, and The Endangered Languages Archive exploring pathways towards education that is free from prejudice and discrimination.

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Unreal opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the one and only @nariology πŸ‘€πŸŒŸ

OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME:

1) BCLT Arabic translation summer strand, all places funded.

2) Attend online from anywhere in the 🌎, provided you're okay with the time difference. 😊

3) NARIMAN YOUSSEF is the tutor! @nariology has been instrumental in my translation career. #xl8 https://t.co/ntkYZO9Hu8

A great session which ended with elegant, sensitive translations. https://t.co/HvwEWb0wa7