After satisfactorily completing the module you should be able to:
Note: This module may not be suitable for students who are not native-speakers of English. Please discuss with your supervisor and the module convenor before you enrol.
Students must have successfully completed:
Two contact hours per week for terms 1 and 2. One hour is a lecture taught to all language Finalists together. The lecture focuses on the theoretical and methodological aspects of translation. The other hour, a seminar providing relevant practice, will be taught in specific language groups (French, German or Spanish). Term 3 classes will consist of one hour of seminar per language.
The lectures and seminars will introduce the principles and problems involved in translation into English. They will discuss approaches and methodological techniques in the translation of a range of materials using different registers. As well as enabling students to develop a basic understanding of relevant issues and problems, they will provide opportunities for practice translations into English.
Texts and materials will be provided by the tutor.
All modules provide an opportunity to work on general oral/written communication skills (in class and in assessments) and general self management (organising your studies), alongside the specific skills in language or linguistics that the module teaches.
In addition, this module will allow you to particularly develop your professional/world of work awareness. This module enables you to explore key issues facing professional translators. The module presents the principles and problems involved in translation and allows you to apply this knowledge to a range of texts and genres.
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About this module
- Module name
Translation methodology and practice - Spanish
- Course code
- Tamara Muroiwa
- Term(s) taught