Dr Marc Orlando works in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies. He is the current director of the program. He is also the program representative with CIUTI, the oldest association of universities which train professional translators and interpreters.
Marc is also an active professional translator and conference interpreter (English-French), accredited by NAATI and a member of several professional associations (AIIC, AUSIT).
His research interests are in the training of translators and interpreters and in the synergies between practice, research and training.
He is a member of the Advisory Committee of NAATI (Australia), of the research committee of AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters, and of the European Language Council Language and Rights working group.
Marc has a strong interest in pedagogy and teaching methods, in the didactics of Translation and Interpreting Studies and in curriculum design of academic and professional courses, in the different roles of translators and interpreters, in the methodology of T&I evaluation, and in the training of professionals T&I.
As Marc is an active T&I practitioner and a firm believer that practice and research inform each other, he has recently published a monograph which focuses on practice-led research applied to training of professional translators and interpreters in the 21st century, and more specifically on the synergies between academic research, professional practice and T&I didactics.
Dr Marc Orlando – research video
Grants and Research projects
- Developing Translating and Interpreting Services for improved Governance in Indonesia, 2017, Australia Awards Fellowships, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- Professional Development Short Course Program for Interpreters and Translators, 2017-2019, Department of Premier and cabinet (VIC)
- Training Sign language Interpreters to work with media during emergencies, 2017, funded by the Attorney General Department and the Victorian Deaf Society.
- Modes of Interpreting and Digital Pen technology. 2013-2015 – The project was co-funded by Monash University and Oncall Interpreters and Translators.
- Curriculum design of short courses to train T&I in metropolitan and regional areas. 2010-2012 / 2012-2014 / 2014-2016. Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship of Victoria, Australia.
- Development of conceptual overview of a new model for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) standards, testing and assessment. 2011-2012
- Coordinator and lecturer, Interpreting stream
- Lecturer, Translation Stream
Marc is the coordinator of the double master in translation studies offered with Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France. For more information on the application process, contact him directly, or click here.