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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Introduction to Translation Practice(Spanish)
Module Code SP1410
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Semester 2: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Autumn: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Module TeachersLucia Pintado
Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The objective of this module is to allow students develop their communicative competence through an array of tasks that relate to meaning in context through L1 and L2. Students will explore L1 and L2 meaning through formal structures and the similarities and the differences across them. The proposed intra- and interlinguistic activities are typically focused on the different possibilities of communication and translation. Students will work on: grammar, vocabulary, syntax, pragmatics and translation-related concepts like binary/non-binary mistakes. The module aims to provide the students with an opportunity to engage with how language and communication interact in a meaningful way and prepare them to acquire a basis for general translation practice.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and describe nuances that affect meaning in L1 and L2.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of transferring meaning across L1 and L2.
3. Translate a variety of short texts into L1 and L2 using different resources.
4. Identify and provide solutions to translation difficulties in an adequate manner, and applying creative solutions if necessary.
5. Reflect on theoretical and applied aspects on language, linguistics, and translation.
6. Demonstrate sustained engagement in projects based on collaborative translation through practice.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Face to face sessions.
Independent Study48Students will have to dedicate 2 extra hours every week during the semester to prepare for the following class.
Tutorial16Students will avail of time to discuss with the lecturer any matters or difficulties they may have.
Independent Study50Students will need to work autonomously beyond the class preparation in order to make progress and to allow the cohort to work in a timely manner.
Assignment Completion50Students are required to devote time to prepare and complete the continuous assessment. Students may also be required to submit assignments for correction throughout the semester. Such assignments are intended to prepare the students for the assessment. Assignments submitted outside the time/date agreed will not be accepted.
Group work12There will be interactive group sessions among students along the semester.
Directed learning50The lecturer will provide the students on a weekly basis with explanatory videos, presentations, reports, webpages and documentaries that they will have to prepare in a timely manner.
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative Content and Learning Activities:
Communication: Language and translation This module integrates language learning, translation and communication. Students will learn to construct meaning across the source and the target language in order to establish correspondent meaning(s) taking into account the social and the individual dimensions in the use of language. Some of the tasks include: analysing translation strategies and translation mistakes; developing their translation skills as a problem solving activity; translate from the L2 to the L1; translate from the L1 to the L2; reverse translation; practice sight translation; practice creativity in translation. An array of authentic materials used in this module include audiovisual, literary, and journalistic elements.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentA. Reflective personal portfolio: a series of tasks based on readings, reflections and small research activities.25%n/a
AssignmentB. Translate a text into Spanish: translation + translation commentary25%n/a
AssignmentC. Translate a text into English: translation + translation commentary25%n/a
Group project D. Collaborative work: translation collaborative project and reflective journal that records the process and the experience.25%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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