Student editor translates French article into English

Have you ever looked up a city or region on Wikipedia to learn more about it—perhaps before traveling there? If you’re on English Wikipedia and searching for a non-English-speaking place, you may find minimal information beyond its geography.

Aubagne city center, User:Kremtak, CC BY-SA 3.0

Dr. Julie McDonough Dolmaya’s spring 2014 translation course at York University sought to minimize the discrepancies between French Wikipedia and English Wikipedia, as student editors developed their translation skills by selecting an article to translate and expand.

Student editor Azink2 found the article about Aubagne and more than doubled its content. Now, the 2,000+ readers per month on English Wikipedia can also learn about the history, demographics, and politics of the region!

Jami Mathewson
Program Manager


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