Translation Skills (0.5 unit)

Prerequisite for entry

Successful completion of Current Affairs and Culture (Social, Historical and Political) at the UCL CLIE, or equivalent qualifications/experience.

Aims and objectives

The course is designed for very advanced level non-linguist students to enable them to produce accurate translations from a range of subjects and text types.

The course covers translation skills development mainly from English into the target language (although some translation into English will also be practised), with the objective of producing different types of written translations, some of them relating back to the students’ degree subject.

The course will cover fundamental theoretical concepts of translation but with the focus on teaching practical translation skills, making students aware of linguistic and cultural differences in subject-related areas.

The course will enhance knowledge and use of linguistically complex structures (a variety of styles and registers from a range of authentic academic material). Various transferable skills will also be further developed.

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