Electronic Tools for Translators

Module code: TS2004

Translation can be a tedious process - which can be made easier with the use of software, tools and resources. This module is taught in weekly workshops with an emphasis on direct hands-on practice at using electronic translations tools and resources that can aid you in the process of translation. We will use programmes such as SDL MultiTerm to manage terminologies as well as computer-assisted translation software such as SDL Trados.

Topics covered

  • Creating a term base using SDL MultiTerm
  • Completing a translation assignment using SDL Trados
  • Essential functions of relevant tools and resources


  • 20 hours of workshops
  • 130 hours of guided independent study


  • Demonstration of the use of translation software (10%)
  • Translation using software (40%)
  • Commentary (50%)