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The Chaos Management Skills Assessment Series: A Test Translation Case Study Episode 1 Retrieving and leveraging existing translations

by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO Please don’t spend too much time looking up the Chaos Management Skills Assessment. It is a fictitious project, which we set up for the exclusive purpose of this informative series on good practice in skills assessments translation. We have collated events and features from several ...

How a test “travel agent” can help identify the most efficient workflows when assessments, or components thereof, don’t all travel the same routes

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village At the recent ATP 2020 global event, a conference gone virtual, our CEO, Steve Dept, presented an innovative approach to test translation and test localisation. He introduced a diagnostic model for a “test travel agent”. Test items do not necessarily ...

On-Demand Webinar | Why Translatability Assessment works for your Multilingual Tests

Why Translatability Assessment works for your Multilingual Tests Speaker – Marielle Lerner, Localization Specialist Recorded on Oct. 29, 2020| Duration: 25 Minutes Translatability Assessment, a method for optimizing source items for translation and adaptation, can be an integral step in the design of multilingual tests. The process helps raise awareness of ...

Cross-cultural variations in the meaning of emotions and challenges in translation, especially when the stakes are high

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village "Does joy, by any other name, in another language, still taste as sweet, and fear still sting as bitter?" asks Marianna Pogosyan, Ph.D. lecturer in Cultural Psychology, in a recent article for Psychology Today. The article refers to a study ...

British scholar Emily Wilson’s fresh and contemporary translations of the Greek classics discussed at a recent Yale University event

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village In Emily Wilson's translations of the classics the Greek goddess Demeter has “cornrows in her hair”, Achilles is described as a “superhero”, and Odysseus, when disguised as an old, homeless man, carries a "tote bag"...(1) Wilson’s innovative approach to the ...