New module on terminology at the University of Luxembourg


logouniThe University of Luxembourg has inserted in the current semester, in cooperation with the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament, a new module on Terminology in the Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts.

The module consists of 20 hours of courses covering topics of terminology management in a multilingual organisation like the EU, the role of terminology in the linguistic consistency of a legislation in 24 languages valid in 28 countries, the administration by 10 Institutions of an interactive multilingual database fed by hundreds of translators in all official languages containing around 9 million terms.

The courses will be held in English, French and German by colleagues of TermCoord, and will be focusing on the multilingual legislation process and the topic of “lingua franca for efficiency – multilingualism as a cultural right”, on the rules of terminology management and the organisation of the EU terminology database IATE, on the latest approaches to term mining and lexicography adapted to the new trends and new globalised media reality, and will include a terminology project with hands-on exercises on a test template of the IATE database.