MHAL1352 - German: Translation
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , second term, 45 hours of theory.
Language of instruction :
Learning outcomes :
On completing this Unit students should be able to:
• Identify the sender, target audience and function(s) of a C-language source text;
• Detect allusions, stereotypes, and intertextuality in a C-language written or oral text
• Identify documentary and informational needs in C-language source text;
• Identify reliable and suitable sources for the documentation needed to (1) understand the source text and (2) that can be exploited for language purposes in order to produce a translation (target text);
• Solve translation problems by applying the theoretical knowledge taught during the course;
• Translate a new text on a general topic from language C into language A, with or without translation tools and within a given timeframe, using correct grammar, lexical selection, syntax, phraseology and punctuation;
• Provide, if necessary, explanatory notes with their translation work;
• Save their work and submit it in the requested form by the agreed deadline.
• Understand a written text in language C and render it orally in language A, using correct grammar, style, lexical selection and respecting textual and pragmatic characteristics.
For the Bachelor in translation and interpreting :
Course contents :
The aim of the course is to apply and develop the basic principles of sight translation and written translation of general texts from German into French* through targeted exercises.
Small translation projects, oral presentation (translation) of a written language C-text in in language A, etc. are some of the exercises offered in the course. They will be complemented by individualized follow-up and homework assignments.
Distribution of the parts of the course:
- Written translation: 30 hours
- Sight translation: 15 hours
*For students enrolled in the program for German speakers:
Written translation: 15 hours from French into German + 15 hours from German into French
Sight translation: 15 hours from French into German
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Theoretical background, preparatory work, individual and group exercises.
Practical work and exercises using the language laboratory, tutorials/guided exercises and simulation.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written and oral assessments covering different question formats.
The overall grade for the course is a weighted average: Written translation 70% + Sight Translation 30%.
- Evaluation methods for the course sub-sections:
- First session:
Sight translation: oral exam
Written translation: continuous assessment (40%) + written exam (60%)
In order to obtain the credits related to the course, the student must present all the parts of the exam related to the course and have completed the required work during the semester in accordance with the instructions given.
Attendance at classes is mandatory and unjustified absence at more than 2 sessions will be sanctioned by a refusal to register for the exams. The same will apply to students who have not submitted the required work within the requested time limit without justification. The practical and precise instructions for the various assignments will be specified on the Moodle platform.
- Second session:
Sight translation: oral exam
Written translation: written paper consisting of several tasks, to be submitted on the first day of the August/September session (40%) + written exam (60%)
In order to obtain the credits related to the course, the student must present all the parts of the exam related to the course and have completed the required work in accordance with the instructions given. The practical and precise instructions for the various assignments will be specified on the Moodle platform.
Furthermore, if a student fails for the entire course in the first session, no AA grade will be carried over to the second session if all the assignements and assessments related to the different AAs have not been presented in the first session.
Recommended or required reading :
Recommended reading :
La traduction raisonnée, Jean Delisle ISBN : 978-2-7603-2119-9 Page Moodle TIMHCG "Culture et vous"
Other information :
Documents and links on Moodle