TermNet’s International Terminology Summer School (TSS) has a long history
More than 30 years ago, it all started with a small group of participants from international institutions who were keen on learning from the leading scholars and professionals in terminology theory and practice.
Today we call it terminology management …
… and TSS participants are still happy to meet and learn from some of the most renowned speakers, academics and practitioners in the global terminology community. They still find it very interesting and helpful to understand the theory and science behind terminology and its application .
TSS participants have various backgrounds.
They come from translation, linguistics, localization, information and communication, software engineering, mechatronics, and various other technical backgrounds.
And they still come from international organizations, but also from Small and Medium Sized companies, from universities, government, etc., from all over the world.
Increasingly they run their own businesses, as translators, and language & terminology service providers.
TSS 2021 will be online again.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, TSS 2020 had to be organized as online summer school. And the success was overwhelming: 70 participants from the San Francisco Bay Area all the way down to Japan enjoyed to discuss their terminology challenges and good practice with their trainers, colleagues and peers.
TSS 2021 will be online again, from 1-4 July 2021, held via Zoom, and recorded for all those who can not attend all the lectures.
Hot topics for terminology and translation professionals
The program of TSS 2021 has a focus on terminology management for translation. Current trends will be discussed, such as Machine Translation and new job roles for language service providers in digital accessibility.
Free Pre-TSS Day on June 30th
One of the highlights of TSS 2021 comes even before the official opening: On June 30, the entire day is dedicated to European Terminology Networks – and how they we can collaborate with the global community of terminology profesionals, from the East to the West, from the North to the South.
We will present the FedTerm Project and will discuss the EuroTermBank Terminology Database which could become our global termbase for all languages and all subject fields.