The traditional vs. The modern translation classroom: a need for new directions in the UAE undergraduate translation programs
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Any proposal for a modern way of teaching translation should be discussed against the background of traditional translation training in general. By comparing the traditional translation classroom against the parameters of a modern one, the study sheds light on how prepared students are to meet the challenges of the translation industry in the UAE. The study also draws pedagogical implications on focal issues related to translation teaching and program development in UAE universities in light of the requirements of the QF Emirates. A need for a major shift in the paradigms of translation teaching and assessment practices becomes inevitable for the success of academic translation programs. This paper argues for new directions to be adopted in the undergraduate translation programs offered by UAE universities.