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Undergraduate Translating and Interpreting 2022-2023

TL1001: INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

This course will introduce students to the key concepts of translation and interpreting and to the metalanguage of both disciplines.

TL1501: WORKING WITH TEXTS

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This is an introductory course which looks at different ways of understanding and analysing texts. The course will equip students with tools to analyse their own academic writing as well as apply these skills to different types of texts

TL2001: THEORY OF TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This course enables students to gain an insight into the theoretical framework of translation and of interpreting.

TL2002: ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE 1 WITH TRANSLATION

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This second-year French language course, which runs in the first half-session, is only open to students who have passed FR1529 and are on the MA Modern Languages and Translation & Interpreting Studies programme. It will improve their written, oral and aural skills, as well as provide additional translation practice. 

TL2003: GAELIC LANGUAGE 2A WITH TRANSLATION

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This is the first half of the second year Gaelic language course for students who are relatively fluent in the language already and have studied it to at least Higher in school (Higher Gaelic or Gàidhlig) or similar level.  It follows on from GH1513. It continues to develop accuracy in the language and increases usage across a wider variety of domains.

TL2004: GERMAN LANGUAGE 3 WITH TRANSLATION

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This level two language course will build on and extend students' fluency and written skills in German. It will also provide additional translation instruction for students on the MA Modern Languages and Translation & Interpreting Studies programme.

TL2005: SPANISH LANGUAGE 4 WITH TRANSLATION

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This course aims to prepare intending Honours students of Modern Languages and Translation & Interpreting Studies for their compulsory period abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. 

The course will develop further Spanish language skills, both receptive and productive. Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the development of both sets of skills, and students will complete a structured self-learning programme of audio-visual study and grammatical reinforcement study. In addition, students will also be provided with additional translation practice to further progress their translation skills. 

TL2501: INTRODUCTION TO BILATERAL INTERPRETING

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course introduces the skills of liaison interpreting, develops confidence in conversation management and performance evaluation as well as students´ research and documentation skills.

It also provides opportunities for students to practice intercultural mediation through liaison interpreting in a structured and supported manner.

TL2502: ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE 2 WITH TRANSLATION

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This second-year French language course which runs in the second half-session is only open to students who have followed Advanced French Language 1 with Translation. It will improve their written, oral and aural skills, and provide for further development of student’s translation skills.

TL2503: GAELIC LANGUAGE 2B WITH TRANSLATION

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This is the second half of the second year Gaelic language course for students who are relatively fluent in the language already and have studied it to at least Higher in school (Higher Gaelic or Gàidhlig) or similar level.  It follows on from Gaelic Language 2A with Translation.

TL2504: GERMAN LANGUAGE 4 WITH TRANSLATION

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Building on work done in German Language 3 with Translation, the course will develop further language skills.

TL2505: SPANISH LANGUAGE 5 WITH TRANSLATION

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course follows Spanish Language 4 with Translation and aims to prepare non beginners intending Honours students of Spanish and Latin American Studies for their compulsory period abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. 

The course will develop further Spanish language skills, expanding on the vocabulary and introducing formal documents and letters. Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the development of both sets of skills. In addition students will complete a structured self learning programme of vocabulary and grammatical reinforcement study. 

TL30P2: RESIDENCE ABROAD WORK PLACEMENT 1

45 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

The course gives students an opportunity to take up a work placement in a native speaking country of the foreign language they study. Students’ request of taking up such a placement is subject to approval of the School.

TL30RA: RESIDENCE ABROAD CORRESPONDENCE COURSE 1

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

The course aims to encourage students to examine critically issues relating to the cultural, political, economic and social environment in which they are living during their period of residence abroad. This course will extend students’ cultural and linguistic awareness and provide them with an opportunity to conduct their own research.

TL35RA: RESIDENCE ABROAD CORRESPONDENCE COURSE 2

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

The course aims to encourage students to examine critically issues relating to the cultural, political, economic and social environment in which they are living during their period of residence abroad. This course will extend students’ cultural and linguistic awareness and provide them with an opportunity to conduct their own research.

TL4002: DISSERTATION/EXTENDED TRANSLATION

30 credits

Level 4

Full Year

The Dissertation will enable students to research, plan, structure and coherently present a sustained piece of writing; It will also enable students to acquire the scholarly and academic skills needed to present their findings in the appropriate forms.

The Extended Translation will give students the opportunity to translate a lengthy, (semi-)specialised text. Students will also have to write a commentary, in which the analyse translation problems and present the solutions they have found to them. In addition, students compile a translator’s glossary and present a bibliography of sources consulted. Students may choose to translate from French/ German/ Spanish into English or vice versa.

TL4004: CHINESE TRANSLATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This is a course for developing practical translation skills from Chinese to English and English to Chinese. It also considers theoretical concepts associated with Translation Studies and China’s translation history.

TL4005: MANDARIN 7

30 credits

Level 4

Full Year

This course engages students in developing Mandarin Chinese language skills at an advanced level through the study of authentic materials on a wide range of topics including politics, economy, science, technology and cultural and social issues. Taking an integrative approach to language skills development, this 30-credit full-year course consists of four weekly classes, two with a focus on written language skills and two with a focus on spoken language skills.

TL4501: ADVANCED INTERPRETING SKILLS

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course will build up on the skills practised in Year 2.  

  • Note-taking 
  • Memory/analytical skills – active listening 
  • Protocol 
  • Clarification/explanation/Repetition  
  • Triadic position  
  • Terminology  
  • Linguistic skills 

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