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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Introduction to Translation Practice (German)
Module Code GE1410
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Christina Krug
Semester 2: Christina Krug
Autumn: Christina Krug
Module TeachersChristina Krug
Tanja Rudert
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. LO1 Analyse and describe nuances that affect meaning in L1 and L2.
2. LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of transferring meaning across L1 and L2.
3. LO3 Translate a variety of short texts into L1 and L2 using different resources.
4. LO4 Identify and provide solutions to translation difficulties in an adequate manner, and applying creative solutions if necessary.
5. LO5 Reflect on theoretical and applied aspects on language, linguistics, and translation.
6. LO6 Demonstrate sustained engagement in projects based on collaborative translation through practice.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PortfolioReflective personal portfolio: a series of tasks based on readings, reflections and small research activities.25%Every Week
Written ExamTranslate a text into German: translation + translation commentary25%Once per semester
Written ExamTranslate a text into English: translation + translation commentary25%Once per semester
Group project Collaborative work: translation collaborative project and reflective journal that records the process and the experience.25%Once per semester
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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