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340096 UE Text and oral communication English (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English



FR weekly starting on March 12, 2021
This class will take place online, live.
Exact dates for the semester will be presented in the first class period on March 19.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This introduction to translation course will focus on translation into English. Class work and discussion will cover translation techniques and approaches, and improving English writing skills.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance and class participation (max. 2 absences)
2 Tests (40% each)
1 Assignment (10%)
Class participation (10%)
No electronic devices may be used during the tests. Glossaries and dictionaries are permitted.
NEW CRITERIA DUE TO CORONA CRISIS: Tests (a translation) will be done online within a given window of time. Some questions may be taken from the online lectures; if so, advance information will be provided.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Excellent reading comprehension skills in German
Excellent writing skills in English
Translation as a decision-making process
Quality assessment in translation

Examination topics

Reading list

Materials will be presented in class and provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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