Advanced Translation

Module code: ML3003

Module co-ordinator: Dr Claire Yi-Yi Shih

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Select and employ appropriate linguistic strategies in translating scientific, social scientific and legal texts into and out of English
  • Discuss the genre convention of scientific, social scientific and legal texts
  • Evaluate and determine appropriate translation of specialised terminologies in the domain of science, social science and law
  • Revise and edit translation critically

Teaching and Learning Methods

This module is taught via a combination of practical lectures and workshops where students will have ample opportunities to practise translating semi-specialised texts related to the following domains: science, social science and law. Non-assessed formative tasks, including directed reading tasks and translation assignments, are integrated into the syllabus. Students will be encouraged to discuss their translations with classmates, sharing good translation practice, and to participate in Blackboard discussions and tasks outside the scheduled workshops.

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed by way of a translation portfolio consisting of three translations of 500 words each and a commentary on their translation decisions of 1,000 words.