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English

Definition

The study of literature written in the English language.

Career description

  • A translator converts written words from a ‘source’ language into a ‘target’ language;
  • Technical writers take complex technical research data and terminology and translate into understandable text for manuals, documents and published works.

Side note: It is a non-vocational qualification. As you are studying, it would be advantageous if you take extra-curricular activities for example writing for the school newspaper, joining a radio station. All the extra activities you will have done will add to your qualification and you can apply for jobs with the gained experience, so that you can have many options.

Jobs directly related to the qualification

Websites

http://www.english-for-students.com/

People/Organisations

George Orwell, Anita Desai, Jane Austen

 

Books

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

1984 by George Orwell, Erich Fromm

Bursary Opportunities

Department of Education

 

French

Definition

The study of literature written in the French language??

Career description

  • A translator converts written words from a ‘source’ language into a ‘target’ language;
  • Technical writers take complex technical research data and terminology and translate into understandable text for manuals, documents and published works.

Side note: It is a non-vocational qualification. As you are studying, it would be advantageous if you take extra-curricular activities for example writing for the school newspaper, joining a radio station. All the extra activities you will have done will add to your qualification and you can apply for jobs with the gained experience, so that you can have many options.

 

Jobs directly related to qualification

  • Translator
  • Writer
  • Educator

 

Websites

http://www.fluentu.com/schools/

http://bescherelle.com/

 

People/Organisation

Marguerite Duras, Colette, Romain Gary, Marcel Pagnol, Christian Gailly

 

Books

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee

Un soir au club by Christian Gailly

L’amant by Marguerite Duras

 

Bursary Opportunities

Contact damien.guyard@diplomatie.gouv.fr