In this practical course, students interested in specialised translation as a professional activity will have an opportunity to develop initial competence in this field by working with selected texts from key areas of economics and technology. Texts will be translated from German into English and vice versa. The course aims to sensitise students to important textual and linguistic differences between economic and scientific/technical discourse in the two languages. Participants will also deepen their understanding of procedural aspects of the work of a specialised translator such as how to research and translate the source text appropriately, use resources, and manage terminology in relation to clients’ needs. At least B2-level in English and German is required in this course.
This course will be taught synchronously and asynchronously.
Interested students should send an email to email@example.com by Wednesday, 7th April 2021 and include details of which semester they are currently in in their BA programme. Students will be informed by email on Friday, 9th April whether they have a place in the course.