2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
MODL5212M Specialised English-Chinese Translation A
15 creditsClass Size: 100
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 Chinese. Centre for Translation Studies MA students who did not take the Admissions Translation Test for Chinese 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 Chinese. Participants must have native or near-native ability in Chinese as well as an excellent knowledge of English
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to translate confidently from English into Chinese to a professional level in two key text-types.
On completion of this module, students should be able to identify linguistic features in English and Chinese texts in two key text types.
Translate confidently from English into Chinese 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 English to Chinese.
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 listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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