SPAN20150 Spanish to English Translation

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module will focus on translation from Spanish into English.The primary emphasis will be on texts of a literary and philosophical nature. The approach to work will be very much a hands-on, practical one.This module may well appeal to native speakers of Spanish who are keen to improve their written English, as well as to students of Spanish who have an intermediately good command of the language (CEFR circa B1/B2) and are keen to be challenged.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will be able to:translate from Spanish into English with greater fluency;produce better writing in both languages; reason out,articulate and reflect on issues in and around translation.

Indicative Module Content:

Translation. The Spanish and English languages.Grammatical intricacies.Using translation exercises to boost students' competence in Spanish itself.

Weeks 1-5 = Practice in and assessment of translation skills
Week 6 = Reading Week
Weeks 7-11= Practice in and assessment of translation skills.

This scheme is provisional and subject to change.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

56

Autonomous Student Learning

30

Seminar (or Webinar)

24

Total

110

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
In-class practice in sound habits in translation; this will be a very interactive aspect. Students will be tested on an on-going basis. Task-based and reflective learning.Contact hours will be conducted in the virtual classroom and will be directed by the university timetable.All students will be fully supported in their learning,and active participation in the module's different aspects is expected. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Fifth of 5 translations from Spanish to English. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Assignment: First of 5 translations from Spanish to English. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Assignment: Fourth of 5 translations from Spanish to English. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Assignment: Second of 5 translations from Spanish to English. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Assignment: Third of 5 translations from Spanish to English. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Prior to the setting of each translation, techniques for such writing will be discussed in class.Feedback will be provided in electronic form.