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AIB310 - Introduction to Translation Skills

Offering information:

*Unit chair approval is required to enrol in Cloud (Online) mode.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:H Kasem
Prerequisite:

AIB352 or AIB306 or equivalent

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment..

Content

Written sources will include Modern Standard Arabic discourse material. These will offer a wide range of subjects, register and style. Selection of current affairs material from a variety of sources will be examined in order to acquaint students with a wide range of lexical and idiomatic variants.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Oral and written translation exercises. These will cover a wide range of domains such as legal, health, welfare, immigration, etc.
  • Translation Project. Each student is given a passage of about 500-550 words in each language to be
    translated into the other language. The class is provided with a copy of each student's translation and this is presented as a seminar by each student in turn. At this point the student has to provide his peers with reasons for particular choices in translation and answers questions from the whole class.
  • Concept of equivalence, register, idiomatic usage, contrastive approaches as an element of translation.
  • Use of dictionaries and reference materials.
  • Some theoretical consideration in translation.

Assessment

Campus:

Continuous Translation Assessment 40%

Translation Project A: translation into Arabic 1500 words (including critical introduction) 40% Translation Project B: translation into English 500 words (including critical introduction) 20%

 

Cloud (online):

Continuous Translation Assessment 40%

Translation Project A: translation into Arabic 1500 words (including critical introduction) 40% Translation Project B: translation into English 500 words (including critical introduction) 20%

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