2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
MODL5117M Specialised Portuguese-English Translation A
15 creditsClass Size: 15
Module manager: Sara Ramos Pinto
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Pre-requisite qualificationsAdmission to a Centre for Translation Studies MA programme with specialisation in Portuguese. Centre for Translation Studies MA students who did not take the Admissions Translation Test for Portuguese when they applied for the programme must pass this test before they may take this module. Students enrolled on other School of Modern Languages and Cultures postgraduate programmes may, after gaining approval in principle from the Module Manager, be allowed to take this module if they pass the Admissions Translation Test for Portuguese.
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:- translate confidently from Portuguese into English to a professional level in two key text-types.
On completion of this module, students should be able to identify linguistic features in Portuguese and English texts in two key text types.
Translate confidently from Portuguese into English to a professional level in two key text types.
This module provides both native and non-native speakers of English with a practical course in high-level written translation from Portuguese to English.
As preparation for translation work in a professional context it presents participants with practice in two different text-types taken from the following: journalistic and general/administrative OR technical/scientific and literary.
The module is taught through practical sessions, so there is ample opportunity for discussion of the principles which underlie effective translation strategies.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||130.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private study- 80 hours class preparation
- 25 hours assignment work
- 25 hours revision.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback2 x assignments, 1 for each text-type
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||2-hour timed translation test||50.00|
|In-course Assessment||take-home translation test||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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