[Translators-l] [Foundation-l] University project on Wikipedia

Maria Fanucchi marialadouce at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 18:43:54 UTC 2011

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 at killerchihuahua.com> wrote:

> I think the good people over at [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Classroom
> coordination]] might be able to help you set this up and render assistance.
> Sounds like a wonderful project, good luck!
> -kc-
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Maria Fanucchi" <marialadouce at gmail.com>
> To: "Wikimedia Translators" <translators-l at lists.wikimedia.org>;
> <wikien-l at lists.wikimedia.org>; <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> 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.]
> Hello everyone,
> (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
> "Translation
> 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
> taking
> 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
> en:wp
> 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
> is
> 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
> success.
> Thank you, and happy editing.
> Maria Fanucchi
> [[User:Arria Belli]]
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