Journals by Interns at Vancouver English Centre, in Vancouver, Canada.
Thursday, April 08, 2004
today I was very busy revising and translating for the German website of the VEC. Actually, I was sitting in front of the computer from 9 to 5. I'm not complaining. I'm having fun doing what I do, it's just that my eyes get a little tired after a while. I guess I'll be working on the German website for quite a bit still since there are a lot of things that need to be corrected or translated. It seems that not everybody who worked on the establishment of the German website was actually a German native speaker. This is crucial especially when the texts translated are being posted on the internet (or any other public media). I don't mean to bore you with this, I'm just describing my work to you.
What about the upcoming weekend? Well, up until now, I don't have any specific plans, but I might do something together with my hostfamily.
That's all for now. You'll hear from me again on Monday!
Have a great Easter weekend!
my name is Katharina and I'm an intern with the VEC. Yesterday was my first day to work for the school. Since I'm German, I'm to revise the German website and make sure that the German language used is not only understandable but also correct. Sometimes the revision involves further translation which I'm comfortable doing.
I was also given an introduction to search engine optomization. What this means exactly I still have to find out. Hey, it was only my first day. Give me some time to figure it all out, ok? :o)
If you would like to see what I've done so far, why don't you check out the website mentioned above. I guess it's only for those of you who speak German ...
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Katharina will be working as an intern in our Marketing Department for about the next two weeks. She has prior experience as an Internet Marketer and also has an excellent speaking voice and a warm and friendly personality.
Katarina will give us some help with our web site, amd also provide some support at the reception desk.
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Translation and editing
I worked on translation of Sightseeing in British Columbia Canada page today. You may know there are so many wonderful places to visit in British Columbia. For example, Thompson Okanagan is famous for BC's fruit and wine making, and in the BC Rockies we can enjoy river rafting, hiking, sailing, kayaking, boating, golfing.
Also, I worked on New Comer's Guide to Vancouver while I was sitting at Reception. It will take a little more days to complete editing and formatting.
Since Daylight Saving Time began, I feel I want to do something more after work, so I played with my host family's dog yesterday. I think I will take him for a walk today!
Have a nice evening everyone!
Monday, April 05, 2004
The Intern's Journal
It was really nice weekend, I went to Commercial Drive for shopping on Saturday, and Stanley Park on Sunday. Also, Daylight Saving Time began on Sunday, on the first Sunday of April. At 2 a.m. we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of standard time, so we can enjoy outdoor activities in the extra daylight hours now.
I worked on translation of The Intern's Journal page today. It was very interesting for me to translate this page, because I am the one writing the intern's journal. I am enjoying "weblog", but I don't know how many people have accessed and read my journal. I hope my journal will give you an idea of what it's like to be an Intern at VEC. (If anyone has questions about what it's like to be an Intern at VEC, I will answer your question!)
Have a good evening and enjoy extra daylight hours!