The Stephen Spender Trust encourages and supports teachers to incorporate creative translation activities into their teaching practices and lessons.
The first stage of planning your own creative translation activity is finding a suitable text to translate. Whilst even the marketing content of a shampoo bottle can present interesting translation challenges, it may not be the best material to engage young people. To help you find the high quality and engaging authentic texts quickly, we have compiled a database of texts that lend themselves particularly well to creative translation activities.
Using our Authentic Texts Database
Each entry to our authentic texts database includes an information sheet. Some entries will have additional resources, such as a video introduction from a translator, a glossary, and a preview of the text. These resources provide the perfect basis for teachers to develop their own creative translation activities.