Mentorship program launches in Simplified and Traditional Chinese

TEDSummit: A Community Beyond Borders. July 21-25, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Diane Lofton / TED.)

In mid-July, when we introduced our application process for the TED Translators Mentoring program, we also announced that we’d be adding more languages to the initiative on an ongoing basis. The newest language communities to join the program? Traditional and Simplified Chinese. These latest additions expand the program to nine language communities overall.

What’s more, mentoring pairs can now customize their collaborations to set specific goals according to individual subtitling skills and content interests. We’re also putting out an open call for new mentees in our nine supported languages — if you’d like to apply, please read our Mentee qualifications before submitting your application here.

TED Translators Mentors and Mentees, as always, receive exclusive perks for their contributions to the program:

  • Invitations to virtual TED events
  • Subscriptions to useful digital tools
  • A certificate of completion for Mentees
  • Badges that Mentors can add to their social media profiles, CVs, etc.

We’re thrilled about these recent developments, and we hope you are too. We look forward to you joining us!