SN2011: Principles and Practice of Translation from Spanish to English
Teaching Terms: 1 and 2
Convenor: Abigail Lee Six
Tutors: James Clifford Kent (T1), Abigail Lee Six (T2)
Assessment: Regular formative exercises (0%); Examination (100%)
This course is designed to sensitize students to key ideas relating to translation. It will improve comprehension of written Spanish, command of written English, and give students the skills they need to be able to translate from Spanish to English at intermediate level. Classes are grouped around a range of themes that present specific translation problems and questions. Classes are interactive and practical, with students required to prepare a text for each class. They have the option of submitting it if they would like written feedback.
It is half of the mandatory language core for Spanish students on the native speakers’ pathway and an option course for those on the post-A-level pathway. It is not available to students on the beginners’ pathway.
Key Bibliography: Access to good monolingual dictionaries of English and Spanish; reference grammars for either or both languages, depending on which is the student’s mother tongue.