Advanced English Language Skills


Course Objective

After successfully completing this course you will have further refined
your translation skills and will be able to give a successful oral
presentation on an academic topic. You will also have demonstrated your
grammatical competence and acquired further insight into grammatical
differences between English and Dutch.

Course Content

The course has four components: (a) weekly translation assignments; (b)
a translation project done in small groups; (c) a grammar component,
contrasting English and Dutch; (d) an oral presentation.

Teaching Methods

There are two two-hour sessions a week, one session for working on
translation texts; plus one session which alternates between sessions on
grammar and sessions with oral presentations.

Method of Assessment

Your final grade will be computed as follows: translation exam (40%),
translation project (25%), oral presentation (25%), grammar test (10%);
you have to have a pass mark (5.5) for each of the four components.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed all second-year courses.


Mandatory: Dorst, L., Weltens, B. & M. Hannay (2014): Van tekst naar
text. Bussum: Coutinho

Target Audience

Third year students of CIW specialization English and International

Additional Information

This course is obligatory within the third year of the CIW
specialization English and International Communication. Attendance is
compulsory (at least 80% of all sessions).

General Information

Course Code L_ETBACIW301
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Examiner dr. G.A. Dreschler
Teaching Staff S. Lindenburg MA
dr. G.A. Dreschler

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Computer lab
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