Learning patterns/Making translation classes more interactive via Wikipedia
What problem does this solve?
I always felt that my students feel bored and less motivated when given texts to translate for their assignments.
What is the solution?
I solved this issue by introducing the use of Wikipedia as a resource of texts to work on. I started a new page on Wikipedia for this project, where introduction to the project, names of students/teams, title of articles, links to the translations are all given. All discussions and feedback are posted on the "Discuss" sub-page of this main page of the project. Students' motivation has increased significantly, knowing that their translations are published to be read by real readers. They can also receive feedback from people other than their teachers. They work in a real and authentic atmosphere that any other professional translators work in in real life.