This course has been designed to have available one unit per week. You will be able to access the first unit once you complete your registration process as student.
The course has a total duration of 4 hours. There will be 3 units of 1 hour and 10 minutes each, and one final test of 30 minutes.
Each unit will develop the planned content through diverse activities such as videos, presentations, readings, and interactive tasks related to the subjects already listed in the previous section (Topics).
With the purpose of developing different topics, you will follow below sequence of activities…
UNIT 1: Becoming a Freelance Translator
1st Learning Path (Freelancers and Agencies)
You will start by reading a presentation with key terms such as Home Office, Freelancer and Agency. After that, you will have to perform two short exercises related to synonyms, pros and cons about working as freelancer. Then, there will be an invitation to read an online article about inspiring freelancers’ stories. Two more exercises will give you useful information in regards to your CV and one final video will conclude the learning path talking about final suggestions when sending your CV.
2nd Learning Path (Personal Marketing for freelancers)
In this learning path you will firstly read a short description about an introduction to Social Media as a way to promote your professional services. Then, you will have to watch two videos specifically describing LinkedIn. After this, there will be an audio activity and post listening comprehension task to expand your knowledge related to other social networks (ProZ & Translator’s Café).
3rd Learning Path (Your Personal Website)
During this last learning instance you will perform three activities linked to the creation of your personal website to promote your services. At last, there will be a presentation to read that will explain with more details those aspects considered essential for clients when looking for staff to achieve their projects.
UNIT 2: Your New Working Environment
1st Learning Path (Home Office)
For this learning path you will have to go through a presentation about Home Office and watch a video related to benefits / challenges linked to working from home. After this, you will need to read a second presentation and perform two comprehension exercises in regards to strategies to be productive from home. At the end, you will watch a video about diverse types of workers and be invited to take two surveys or quizzes to discover your own working style.
2nd Learning Path (Your Home Working Station Setup)
On a second learning instance, you will be requested to read a presentation full with tips to arrange your own working station at home. Then, it will be necessary to watch a video and solve an exercise that will help you realize how tough (or not) can be to work from home.
UNIT 3: Becoming a Translator Connoisseur
1st Learning Path (CAT Tools Quick Review)
During the last unit you will be required to read a presentation introducing the very well-known CAT tools and their features. A video will follow with an expert making key concepts to become clearer. After the video, you will need to complete a comprehension exercise and read an online article with a final activity to make sure the relevant article content has been acquired.
2nd Learning Path (Talking about Quality Assurance)
A brief presentation to read, together with a reading comprehension task, will be given during this last learning path to close up the course; while providing you interesting information about performing quality control checks before delivering a project.
In order to have a new unit available you will have to make sure you have completed 100% of the current unit activities. Indeed, it is mandatory to attend 100% of the training in order to access the final short test and to conclude the course. You will have a maximum of three attempts on it.