Thank you. I didn't know about this WikiProject.
After discussing it a bit with my professor, I've posted a request over at
Maria Fanucchi / [[User:Arria Belli]]
On 16 October 2011 19:09, KillerChihuahua <puppy(a)killerchihuahua.com> wrote:
I think the good people over at
coordination]] might be able to help you set this up and render assistance.
Sounds like a wonderful project, good luck!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maria Fanucchi" <marialadouce(a)gmail.com>
To: "Wikimedia Translators" <translators-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>;
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 7:21 AM
Subject: [Foundation-l] University project on Wikipedia
[Cross-posting this to Translators-l, WikiEN-l and Foundation-l, because
there is a considerable amount of overlap, as you'll see. Volunteers from
several Wikipedias may be needed, and the Foundation could eventually be
involved if the project becomes an annual one. I apologize in advance to
those subscribed all three lists.]
(Note: For those who don't know me, I am [[User:Arria Belli]]. Former admin
and arbitrator over at fr:wp, and member of the LangCom. I met some of you
at Wikimania 2008 Alexandria, where I did a presentation called
in Wikimedia Projects" ex-aequo with [[User:Britty]].)
I've just started a master's degree at the ESIT (Ecole supérieure
d'interprètes et de traducteurs) in Paris, in English/French/Spanish
translation. It's quite a good school; a large percentage of the
interpreters and translators working in international organizations are
graduates of the ESIT.
My French-to-English translation professor has asked me to set up a project
for all the students in her class, translating Wikipedia articles. We're a
small group: there are only about 5 or 6 of us. What we'd be doing is
articles from fr: and translating them to en:. Students are free to choose
the articles they'll translate.
Since I'm mostly active over at fr:wp, I will need some help from people on
en:. Most notably, I think it would be wise to set up a small group of
volunteers who could guide the students on a one-on-one basis in case they
have trouble understanding wiki markup, references, etc. I would be
coordinating the project, but I don't think I could field all the students'
questions at once! Any volunteers?
I want to make this as positive an experience as possible for everyone
involved: the students, the professor and the institution. If the project
successful enough, it might happen again next year or even next semester,
and become a regular thing.
As a very important aside: My professor told me that professors in other
language combinations might also be interested in Wikipedia projects of
their own. Therefore, there could be an English-to-Russian project, or a
French-to-Spanish one, or French-to-Korean, etc. I'll let you know as soon
as I'm told whether this could happen. Even if no other language
combinations are interested, they might be next year if this one is a
Thank you, and happy editing.
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