Multitasking as an Arabic-English language professional
ESCWA, in collaboration with the United Nations Office at Geneva and Bil Arabiya, is holding an IAMLADP joint training venture (JTV) on the theme ‘Multitasking as an Arabic-English language professional’ at the United Nations House in Beirut from 22 to 24 July 2019. Participants include language professionals from the United Nations Office at Geneva, the International Fund For Agricultural Development, the International Maritime Organization, the International Labour Organization, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, in addition to representatives from the School of Translators and Interpreters of Saint Joseph University of Beirut.
The JTV will focus on the daily challenges faced by language experts with the Arabic-English combination and explore creative solutions. It will also consider the United Nations shift towards multitasking among language professionals, as reflected in the new combined Language Competitive Examination. Verbatim officers, copy editors, translators and editors are now expected to possess varied skills to facilitate and encourage smooth movement between the disciplines, so as to communicate the Organization’s mandate to various audiences more effectively and efficiently.
On the final day of the JTV, media figure Mr. Bassam Barrak will give a presentation on Arabic writing, followed by interactive exercises and a language quiz.