Our Workshops

Our workshops develop the skills students need to become excellent linguists and confident critical thinkers.

Each workshop is led by a leading translator in the field and offers a guided exploration of translation in different contexts, interrogating social and ethical issues, questioning assumptions and analysing biases.

Students are introduced to key translation skills and approaches. Examples of the original, cross-media work that results can be found on each workshop page. Customised workshops are available on request. See our sample series below.


A Shadow Heroes series provides students with intensive training to become excellent linguists and confident critical thinkers. We work with teachers to design bespoke series for each student group. Examples of these are listed below. Please contact us for more information.

Sample Series I

Translation requires an open and flexible mind. In this series, students will develop the skills of expert listeners and mediators, exploring linguistic diversity in different settings and broadening their ideas about language and translation.

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Sample Series II

Translation is a dynamic process of communication which flows through the body of the translator. This series will ask the students to reflect on how our life experiences, interests and biases shape our translations.  

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Sample Series III

A translator can face all manner of constraints: both external and internal. This series will challenge students to think creatively and question ideas of difference and uniformity under the spotlight of language.

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