For Translating Training Materials

This was originally developed as a project to translate English-language health promotion materials into other languages, in order to train trainers. The national trainers were to use the translated materials to train community-level health professionals to prepare and implement radio programming for health promotion. The task was to prepare the materials for translation by improving comprehension and readability levels. This reports the experience of using the SMOG readability formula in this process.

DOWNLOAD: Preparing Training Materials for Translation (PDF file 62kb)

Related Publications: Graef N & James R, 2004, Translating materials with the SMOG technique: Letter to the Editor, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 15(2): 171.

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