[kde-edu]: Re: trading place for translations - for open
source projects and schools
arnold.kra67 at gmx.de
Wed Nov 19 06:56:57 CET 2003
> > looking for translators on the one side and teachers/pupils/schools
> > for real-world transaltion jobs on the other side? I believe it can be a
> > good motivator to know that the work done will actually not be binned
> > (after beeing read by the teacher) but be really useful.
> > Does something like that already exist?
> Yes, but on a very, let me say unprofessional, base. Pingos and others
> tried this in the past.
> But you need to motivate teachers who will support such projects. And
> me, motivating teachers is one of the hardest jobs one can imagine.
I don't think that it is very difficult to motivate teachers. Have a good
idea and they will listen. Translating software in English lessons is a bad
one. It doesn't improve the communicativa abilities of the students. Such tasks
need a lot of special vocabulary that doesn't fit to the aims of general
education English lessons. The contents of a handbook normally isn't a motivating
story. Only few pupils are addicted to open software so it is selfish to
think that your own preferences are those of the pupils.
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