On November 2, 2021— the students of the Translation Department at Cihan University-Erbil participated in a journalistic translation competition entitled “I am the Journalistic Translator”. The event was held at the Central Library, and the activity was carried out by the fourth stage students and under the direct supervision of Assistant Lecturer Frishta M. Abdullah.
During the session, the students formed 11 groups and translated different journalistic words, phrases, and sentences by adopting the pair work strategy and the group work strategy within a limited time.
At the end of the session, the high-performing students were praised. The competition aimed at making the students experience the task of journalistic translation and journalism as well as the challenges a journalistic translator may face in practice. The training of competent journalistic translators is regarded as a significant part of the Translation Department’s mission which has been launched since the establishment of the department in 2013.