Summer School Competition
We have chosen a very short text which has been translated from the original English into Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian & Spanish by seven native speakers of those languages. Summer School students are invited to translate them from your foreign language back into English.
If you have more than one language, first do the translation from your main foreign language and put it aside; then have a look at the text in your other languages and decide whether you want to make changes. If you do, make sure to hold on to your initial version, too.
There will be a short introduction to the game on 19th July when you will also receive a print-out of the text in your language(s). On Friday afternoon, a mystery prize will be awarded by organiser Ricarda Vidal to the translation that most closely resembles the original English story!
The short story in 7 different translations can be found below - good luck!