Faculty of Arts


FRENCH 320

French Translation Practice


Description

This course is designed for students wishing to develop practical translation skills and provides an introduction to professional translation.

All lectures/classes will have a hands-on, practical focus. Introduction to translation, contrastive analysis, translation of journalistic and literary texts will be included in the first half of the course followed by a selection among academic, administrative, technical and consumer-oriented texts.

By the end of this course, students will have gained the skills needed to accurately translate a variety of text types from French into English, for a variety of target audiences. Students will also learn how to tackle sentence-level translation from English into French.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Availability 2019

Not offered in 2019; planned for 2020

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Tracy Adams

Reading/Texts

Hervey and Higgins, Thinking French Translation, Routledge, 2002.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

FRENCH 320: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

FRENCH 304

Restrictions

FRENCH 720


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