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340309 UE Text and written and oral communication English (2020W)

5.00 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


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 12.10. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 19.10. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 09.11. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 16.11. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 30.11. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 07.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 14.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 11.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 18.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Monday 25.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

To become aware of and understand the needs of target groups and the impact that these have on text design and text writing. Further, to develop a personal approach to dealing with different types of texts and genres and get a basic idea of translational concepts and strategies.

We will look at different types of texts and their requirements with special attention to various text functions and types, media, target groups, writing process(es), revision, and argumentation. Basic translation exercises towards the end of the semester.

Assignments will be prepared individually, completed at home and presented in class for discussion.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance is mandatory (two absences allowed).
Assessment will be based on the following:
- 1 mid-term test (40%)
- 1 final test (40%)
- Written individual assignments (25%)
- 1 written individual assignment (20%)
Students are allowed to use a monolingual dictionary in exams.
Please note that the cut-off for overall positive grading at the end of the semester is 60%, which means that three of the above assignments have to be positive.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Excellent knowledge of working languages.
- Students are required to demonstrate that they can apply and possibly adapt the methods and strategies presented in class to new texts and genres.
- Development of personal writing skills .

Examination topics

Students will achieve the course objectives by:
- analysing and assessing a variety of texts (individual/group projects)
- writing, adapting/rewriting and optimizing texts for various situations, target groups and media
- reflecting on and discussing various steps in the text production process
- incorporating theoretical input given in class in their assignments and applying strategies and methods accordingly.

Reading list

To be announced in class / on Moodle

Association in the course directory

Last modified: We 16.12.2020 10:09