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Unit convenor and teaching staff
TRAN820 or TRAN8020
Professional translators are required to work in a broad range of institutional settings with a great variety of genres. The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to discuss and practice advanced translation skills in specialised areas such as business, law, medicine and technology. Students will analyse the complex linguistic, cultural and ethical challenges of translating specialised documents. They will explore theoretical and practical aspects of different specialised domains, and build up skills in specialised terminology management. Applied aspects of the unit focus on the specific expectation and challenges faced by translators working in different institutional settings, preparing them for professional practice in specific translation markets and working with professionals in other fields. This unit will comprise a mix of combined and language-specific sessions.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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|Major Translation Project||50%||No||Week 3, 13, 14|
Students are required to maintain a weekly learning journal to reflect on the learning experience, problem solving strategies in dealing with specialised translations and to compile and edit specialist glossaries.
Students will be required to complete various specialised translation tasks of 300 to 500 words each and in both directions
Students will be required to complete a major translation project of approximately 5000 words in either direction. Project planning and management, and peer learning activities are part of this task.
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Students will take part in weekly sessions of three hours consisting of semianrs on spcialized translation topics and language specific workshops.
Translation task materials are sourced from different domains and require in-depth and specialist knowledge. For detailed information, please refer to the Unit iLearn page.
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