Webquests in translator training
The use of corpora has proved to be a valuable pedagogic resource, not only in language learning but also in translator training. However, corpora are sometimes seen by students as excessively complicated in terms both of the great amount of information they provide and of the complexity of their technical features. As a possible solution to this problem, this paper proposes the use of corpus-based tasks in the form of a webquest, a task format designed to enhance autonomy and interaction and to be suitable for use in the computer-based classroom or in distance learning. We first present some examples of corpus-based tasks aimed at promoting student-student collaboration and student-teacher interaction, then offer a detailed account of two webquests designed to be used in courses for future translators.