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3.02.400 Exercises: (Tue) Ü Academic Discourse: Practical Translation - Details
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Course number 3.02.400
Semester Wintersemester 2020/2021
Current number of participants 24
maximum number of participants 18
Entries on waiting list 2
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Exercises in category Teaching
Next date Tue , 01.12.2020 10:00 - 12:00, Room: (online)
Type/Form
Lehrsprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

(online) Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (14x)

Module assignments

Comment/Description

“Practical translation” aims to heighten your awareness of the differences between German and English, and to enable you to circumnavigate common translation problems. We will begin by looking at common problems such as translating complex noun phrases, relative clauses, false friends, progressive / simple / perfective aspects as part of a topic-based unit on Government and Politics in the UK and USA. You will then be given the opportunity, in small groups, to select your own text to translate; fictional, political, scientific research, an abstract, a film review, marketing, tourism, which you will present in class for peer review. Practical translation thus focusses on fine-tuning your accuracy and use of idiomatic English as well as equipping you with the tools to edit and translate a variety of genres of text.

The assessment is based on two in-class tests (one mid-semester and compulsory, and one optional for students needing 3 credit points at the end of the semester; both compulsory for students requiring 6 credit points), plus the group translation of the text you selected and an individual commentary.

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The course is part of admission "ang900 MM SpraPra".
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  • The enrolment is possible from 21.09.2020, 06:00 to 31.12.2020, 23:59.
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  • This setting is active from 21.09.2020 06:00 to 31.12.2020 23:59
    At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
    • Degree is Anpassungslehrgang
    • Subject is Anglistik
    • Subject is English Studies
    • Subject is Englisch
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in these courses will be assigned at 25.09.2020, 08:00. Addional seats may be added to a wait list.
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