Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Rita Besznyák holds an MA in English and German Studies and Language Pedagogy (ELTE, Budapest), DU in Translation and DESS in Conference Interpreting (Marc Bloch University of Strasbourg) and participates in the Eötvös Lóránd University’s PhD program in Translation Studies. She used to work at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as linguist and editorial assistant of various scientific publications and worked for the Europe Institute Budapest as a junior research fellow and staff translator. She has been teaching specialized translation and interpreting at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) for fifteen years. In the past four years, she was co-editor of the series Porta Lingua, an edited volume on teaching and researching LSP (language for specific purposes). She currently works as an assistant lecturer at the Centre for Modern Languages at BME and has participated in elaborating materials for the eTransFair project. Her research focuses on methodological aspects of teaching interpreting and specialized translation.