TRNS5709 Specialised Translation 2: German

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The main purpose of this unit is to provide practical training to students for their future career as professional translators. The unit introduces and explains practical techniques used for translation through a consideration of questions of genre, style and presentation. The text types examined are literary texts, multimedia texts and subtitles.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the importance of genre, style and presentation in a range of text types; (2) acquire essential techniques and skills to translate a variety of texts as above between German and English; and (3) make important preparations for their future careers as bilingual and/or multilingual professionals.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a translation assignment and (2) a mid-semester in-class test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Alexandra Ludewig
Contact hours
24 hours
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