Skip to content

Join Us for #TeaGlobally Next Thursday: Empowering Students in the Covid Era

Posted on October 21, 2020

Farazeh Syed, Attire (cropped). 2016. A woman sits on a red sofa, rifle hanging on the wall behind her.

How can we build students' confidence in their own voices and global understandings -- especially in the middle of a pandemic? Words Without Borders invites you to discuss this and other questions at our next live-streaming meet-up: #TeaGlobally, Thursday October 29th at 5 pm Eastern.

Joined by professor, author, and translator Christi Merrill of the University of Michigan, we will be discussing her innovative approaches to engaging and motivating students (which include writing in response to the painting above!)

Christi Merrill teaching about "Translation Networks."

Other questions we'll be tackling include:

  • How do we help our students connect virtually to writing in translation?
  • How to help them write about that connection across languages?
  • How to teach them to read translated literature with clarity and confidence?

Please bring your own thoughts and questions about teaching today to the meet-up -- we'd love to hear from you.

Why Teach Translation?

Posted on September 21, 2020

Students at a Shadow Heroes translation workshop.

Most students won’t grow up to become translators, so why should we teach translation? Gitanjali Patel and Jessie Spivey of Shadow Heroes, a UK-based organization that runs creative translation workshops for students, wrote an essay for Words Without Borders about the educational benefits of learning about translation.

Continue reading »

9 Great Personal Essays for Fall

Posted on September 08, 2020

Iranian author Salar Abdoh, age 18, in Sequoia National Park.

Looking for literature to get students talking and reflecting about their lives today? Below, we've listed 9 great personal essays to inspire that reflection, written by authors from around the globe.

Continue reading »