For the third year in a row, the Translation and Languages Department at Al-Maaref University has organized “MU Third Translation Prize” entitled “Let’s Speak Languages”. The competition took place on Saturday, February 22, 2020, and around 200 students from tens of Lebanese private and public schools participated.
The Translation and Languages Department has launched the competition on the World Arabic Language Day in cooperation with the Union of Arab Translators and Arab Organization for Translation (AOT). The competition included four different combinations: English – Arabic, Arabic – English, French – Arabic, and Arabic – French.
The participants had a competitive, enthusiastic experience for two hours, during which they translated a text within the combination they chose during registration. To ensure understanding the source text and transferring the meaning to the target text, the participants used mono- and bilingual dictionaries. They expressed their thanks to Al-Maaref University that provided them with this unique opportunity allowing them to test their language skills, especially that the participants are interested in Translation and Languages.
It is worth mentioning that the results will be announced on the ceremony held on the World Day for Cultural Diversity organized by the Department on May 2020. During the ceremony the prizes will be distributed to the winners. These prizes include full scholarships and other valuable gifts.