The first English-Chinese Translation Contest of Zunyi Medical University was held on Xinpu Campus between 18:30 and 21:00, on December 4th, 2015. The Translation Department of Foreign Language School, in collaboration with the Students Association, organized this contest, for the purpose of encouraging the students’ participation in extracurricular activities, enriching the students’ campus life, and hence improving students’ ability of translation.
The contest was favored with supports from the school leaders and other departments. The Translation Department made full preparations for it. About 350 English-major and non English-major students took the contest.
The contestants were required to translate two passages of about 300 words. They could consult dictionaries during the two and a half hours’ competition. After the contest, all the translated works will be graded by the senior teachers in Foreign Languages School in terms of faithfulness and smoothness. Two-round reviews will be given to decide the award recipients.
Translation serves as the one of the essential skills of English learning. This contest gave the competitors an opportunity to practice their translating skills, aroused their great interest in English learning, and also promoted the development of translation major of Foreign Languages School. (Contributor, Ding Xiaozhi)