Here are some low-cost opportunities to learn more about your subject matter and hone your skills this spring:
- March: Principles of Microeconomics (in Russian), online class offered by Coursera and the Higher School of Economics
- March 1: Introduction to International Criminal Law, online class offered by Coursera and Case Western Reserve University
- March 4: Translation Techniques for Crafting Natural English from Japanese, webinar presented by the Northern California Translators Association
- March 13: EU Law Stories Conference in Washington, DC, hosted by the American University Washington College of Law
- March 18: A Litigator’s Guide to International Arbitration in California, webinar presented by the State Bar of California
- April 9: The EU Approach to Copyright Protection, webinar presented by the State Bar of California
- May 29: French-English Copyright Law terminology, webinar with Suzanne Deliscar through eCPD
And three classes offered by the law faculty of the Sorbonne (in French), from the blog Words to Deeds.
If you don’t see something here that piques your interest, I encourage you to at least check out the different course providers. Local translator and client associations, MOOC providers like Coursera and FutureLearn, and local colleges or universities offer hundreds of different ways to improve your understanding of your specialty subject matter, source language, target language, business practices… I could go on forever.