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Next week is the week … the week of the written exams for the future state-certified translators in Bavaria. Twelve of my students are getting ready to take it in Weiden. The first two exams are on Tuesday, then another two on Wednesday, and the last one on Thursday. So, ladies: Don’t make yourselves all crazy over the weekend, get plenty of rest, have breakfast (!) and get to the …


The first graduating class of the Fachakademie für Übersetze und Dolmetschen (FAK) in Weiden has finished the written exams today, part I towards becoming state-certified translators (and in some cases also interpreters). Tuesday morning they had to complete a general translation into and from German and English (without any dictionaries and such), on Wednesday morning it was business translations (with dictionaries and glossaries), and today they had to write an …