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Course Overview

This is a course for developing practical translation skills from Gaelic to English and English to Gaelic; it also introduces the theoretical concepts associated with transation studies.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Moray Watson

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Course Description

This course studies concepts and principles of translation and translation studies. The course also provides students with an opportunity to improve their Gaelic in an applied language setting, with an emphasis on transferable, professional skills. Assignments will consist of reading in the field of translatology and carrying out practical translation work. Students will be taught different strategies for dealing with different styles of source- and target-language materials and will be given the opportunity to develop their translating skills on a range of literary, professional, technical, academic and other texts.
Level 4 adds: Students will be expected to be able to deal with the most difficult texts at Level 4.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: four translations and one exercise (20% each).

Level 3 only: 1 two-hour written examination, consisting of two translations and one exercise (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students develop a folio of written work, which is formatively assessed each week. Some of this then forms part of a folio for summative assessment.


Written feedback is given on weekly assignments. Verbal feedback takes place within class or in email or other contact with students.

Course Learning Outcomes


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