Machine Translation Master Class

Managing the Dynamics of NMT Implementation

September 14 – September 23, 2021

Presented In: English

The Machine Translation Master Class provides an independent perspective on MT implementation and its impact on other aspects of existing localization processes for both vendors and clients. It focuses on the continuous adaptation to the change that MT implementation brings about. 

The rise of Neural Machine Translation lies not only in the success of the engine itself, but also in its revolutionary power within the whole human-machine interaction system. When NMT works optimally, it makes great strides in imitating human intelligence and thus has the power to shake up the whole language industry by being applied to many more scenarios that used to be human-dominant. But just like every coin has two sides, MT implementation contains risks to the accelerated localization process because of dynamic instability that the power of AI can bring about.
The new MT Master Class from the Localization Institute takes a closer look under the hood of NMT technology from a human perspective. Having worked in both academia and industry, Dr. Peng Wang recognizes key insights and trends spanning both worlds. This course helps you further explore NMT use cases and pioneers risk control measures within and beyond the localization process.

The Localization Institute is pleased to offer an instructor-led online master class on Machine Translation with Dr. Wang.  In four 90-minute sessions, she shares her independent perspective on MT with both vendors and clients.

Students from these major brands have taken the class: Anthem, Apple, Avast, Cisco, Expedia, Harvard Business Publishing, Hewlett-Packard, Hubspot, IMF, National Instruments, Philips, Pinterest, Rockwell Automation, Sony Interactive, UBS and many more.

This Master Class is for:

  • Project Managers tasked with implementing an MT solution
  • Vendors who want to leverage MT to meet their clients’ needs
  • Buyers who want to implement MT
  • Decision-makers who have to understand MT but don’t want to become technical experts
  • IT professionals involved in MT implementation
  • Content Managers responsible for global content


Weekly Modules

Session 1 – Orientation and Introduction: A Holistic Overview of the Types of MT Engines
examining the relationship between human and machine

Tuesday, September 14 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm CEST / 11:00am – 12:30pm CDT

Session 2 – Deconstructing the Skills: How To Implement MT and Anticipate and Identify The Potential Risks
a look under the hood at the most relevant parts

Thursday, September 16 – 4:00pm CEST – 5:30pm CEST / 9:00am – 10:30am CDT

Session 3 – Imagining The Opposite: Managing Human Resources in the Most Cost-Effective Way
the dynamics of NMT implementation

Tuesday, September 21 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm CEST / 11:00am – 12:30pm CDT

Session 4 – Integrating AI into the Localization Ecosystem
mind and machine, the key to AI integration

Thursday, September 23 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm CEST / 9:00am – 10:30am CDT


Each session of the Machine Translation Master Class will last 90 minutes, although the Q+A at the end of a session may last slightly longer as the instructor endeavors to answer all questions.

To allow for a high level of interactivity, the class is limited to 20 attendees.  To protect privacy and confidentiality, sessions will not be recorded.

This course will provide you with:

  • An understanding of the most relevant cutting-edge translation technologies related to MT implementation 
  • A perception of how these technologies are related to human cognition 
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the diversity of the world and how it is related to MT


All students who complete the Machine Translation Master Class will receive an Industry Certificate of Completion from The Localization Institute, Inc.


Dr. Wang’s Previous Newsletters


Dr. Wang is an expert in the translation world, she has the academic know-how and real-world experience to be an authority in this field. She continues to advise us with regards to AI and machine learning. A true treasure of knowledge.

In more than one way, Dr. Wang is an ideal instructor: She has many years of industry experience, supplemented with high-level academic scholarship, paired with a natural talent for teaching. I recommend her without reservation.

Dr. Wang is deeply knowledgeable in intercultural communication and localization technologies. She consistently explores the newest technologies to see how they can be applied to real world applications. As new technologies become widely adopted, the next generation of linguists will need to identify risks, challenges and opportunities. This course explores the inclusive approach to technology, establishing a connection between human cognition and AI powered language capabilities. She teaches with clarity, encouraging questions, considering different perspectives to further understanding.


I’ve known Dr. Wang since her days at MIIS, and I consider her to be one of the key thought leaders in the localization industry. Having worked in both academia and industry, she is able to recognize key insights and trends spanning both worlds, with a practical understanding of how to apply academic concepts to industry. As an avid academic and researcher, she continues to push the envelope in pioneering ways that further advance the localization industry.


I met Dr. Wang at various ATA conferences and I found her incredibly knowledgeable about all there is to know around translation and technology. She is incredibly interested …and interesting… when it comes to Machine Translation and its role in translation. Through her experience, she is fully aware of the human element and the interaction with technology and I can’t think of anyone better positioned to teach this course. I found Dr. Wang warm and engaging and I am sure her class will be useful, engaging and insightful.


Dr. Peng Wang is a globally acknowledged expert in computer translation technology and automated translation management systems with many years of experience in this field. She has a long and distinguished academic career, having lectured at the South China University of Technology, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and the University of Maryland. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about translation technology and is able to enthuse her students regarding this all-important topic, as well as being able to reach out to the localization industry in general…

…Computer-assisted technology is a very dynamic and constantly expanding topic with new developments appearing on a rolling basis. Dr. Wang has the talent and initiative to keep up to date with the latest developments and is an acknowledged authority in this fast-moving and dynamic field. She is able to impart this knowledge to her students in a clear and understandable way.

I had the privilege to have Dr. Wang as one of my professors for various CAT Tools and translation courses while pursuing my master’s from the Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation Program, University Maryland. She is an outstanding professor with a wealth of knowledge in translation, CAT tools and research. Dr. Wang is a dedicated and passionate professor, extremely helpful and encouraging, very approachable whenever students need her help and a great inspiration. More importantly, she always stays abreast of new and upcoming technologies and research topics and is always able to bring cutting-edge projects to her students…

…The courses I took with Dr. Wang provided me with a solid foundation in many aspects of my career and expanded my CAT tools interests. The collaborative project experiences during my master’s study was greatly beneficial for me to expand my expertise toolkit. Since graduating, Dr. Wang has become a great mentor and has provided sound advice and recommendations I have implemented at my current job.

Sultan GhaznawiPresident - YYZ Translations
Uwe MueggeHead of Terminology - Facebook
Elizabeth ButtersBusiness Development Manager - XTM International Ltd.
David LakritzPresident & CEO - LAI Global Game Services
Massimo GhislandiVP Translation Productivity - SDL Trados
Andrzej ZydronCTO - XTM International
Andrzej ZydronCTO - XTM International
Linda SaucedoTranslation & Localization Project Manager - ICF
Linda SaucedoTranslation & Localization Project Manager - ICF

Course Fees


About Your Trainer


Dr. Peng Wang has been teaching, researching and practicing localization in three continents. She is the convener for EDUinLOC, a part-time professor for the School of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Ottawa and a freelance conference interpreter with the Translation Bureau of the Canadian government. Before that, she was a CAT Tools Coordinator at the Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation at the University of Maryland. She has chaired the automation/AI track for LocWorldWide conferences since 2020. Her current research interests include human learning vs. machine learning, machine translation risk management, terminology and multilingual data analysis.

Dr. Wang began conducting corpus-based translation studies at the University of Liverpool and later she worked in the Corpus Research Lab at the Northern Arizona University. She has a rich experience of teaching multilingual classes, with students aged from 18 to over 70, in over 10 language combinations, coming from UAE, China, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, Colombia, Mexico, and Haiti, to name just a few. She is an expert in approaching technology in the context of culture and humanities.


Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy:

The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this Master Class if there are less than 10 registrants prior to the first workshop.


You will receive a full refund if the course is canceled.


Your registration fee is not refundable.  It is, however, transferable to a colleague, if we receive written notice prior to the start of the first class.   If we have to cancel a course due to minimal enrollment, your registration fees will be fully refunded.


Payment Stipulations:


Invoices are due upon receipt to secure your spot.  If payment is not received swiftly, your spot may be surrendered.


If paying via Bank Transfer outside of the United States, you MUST select the FULL SWIFT option in order for your invoice to be paid in full.


Course Introduction

Preview Webinar

Interview with Dr. Peng Wang