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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Spanish Translation Practice
Module Code SP208
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Mary Phelan
Semester 2: Mary Phelan
Autumn: Mary Phelan
Module TeachersMary Phelan
Sarah-Jane Aberasturi
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
The reassessment will be similar to the end of semester final examination

The module introduces the student to a range of texts for translation, with a view to providing a basic understanding of general translation practice.

Learning Outcomes

1. Translate a range of general texts from Spanish into English.
2. Identify and explain translation challenges encountered with reference to concepts such register, text type, collocation, etc.
3. Write grammatically correct, natural English texts
4. Source and utilise appropriate background documentation of relevance to the task of translation.
5. Make good use of lexicographical resources.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Class based instruction
Independent Study101Research for and preparation of Assignments
Total Workload: 125

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

Texts/topics to be covered may include
Literature, short stories; tourist brochures/information; journalistic texts, article summaries, advertisements, film and book reviews, information aimed at students etc.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentEnd-of-Semester Final Translation90%n/a
ParticipationOnline participation on Loop (translations submitted, participation on forums)10%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

  • Baker, Mona: 1992, In Other Words. A Coursebook in Translation, Routledge, London,
  • Hervey, Sandor, et al: 1996, Thinking Spanish Translation, Routledge, London,
  • Newmark, Peter: 1988, A Textbook in Translation, Prentice Hall, London,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
ALTSBA in Applied Language & Translation Stu
BAJIBachelor of Arts (BAJI)
BAJLBachelor of Arts (BAJL)
BAJMBachelor of Arts (BAJM)
BSSAStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
BSSAOStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
HMSAStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
HMSAOStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
IESAOStudy Abroad (Institute of Education)
SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
Date of Last Revision01-OCT-09

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