Dutch-English Translation MA

2019-2020
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Doel vak

The aim of this course is for students to further develop their
Dutch-to-English translation skills and gain a deeper understanding of
the specific issues that need to be considered when translating Dutch
texts into English. In addition to discussing various mechanical aspects
of translation, the course will hone reading skills in the source
language and address cultural adaptation and localization issues in the
target language. Students will gain practical translation experience and
exposure to translation theory and genre-specific aspects of
Dutch-to-English translation. They will have the opportunity to
translate excerpts from a wide-variety of texts, for example academic,
legal, political, marketing, literary, and commercial, and to discover
some of the particularities of each.

Inhoud vak

Students will be expected to complete weekly translations independently
or with a group and to come to class prepared to discuss their work. The
course is worth 6 EC, which comes down to roughly 168 hours of work

Onderwijsvorm

4-5 sessions total + regular homework assignments and final assessment.

Toetsvorm

Students will submit a final portfolio for assessment at the end of the
course. This portfolio will contain their revised homework assignments +
detailed reflections on the translation process, a group translation and
terminology list, an evaluation of an existing translation, and a final
translation task.

Vereiste voorkennis

This course is only open to master students who have a BA major in
English.

Literatuur

not applicable.

Doelgroep

MA CIW students specializing in 'Schrijven en Vertalen'.

Overige informatie

This course has obligatory attendance. Students are allowed to miss a
maximum of two sessions and must provide a valid reason for their
absence.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ETMAALG003
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. M.J. van den Haak
Examinator dr. M.J. van den Haak
Docenten dr. M.J. van den Haak

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