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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2006 - 2007

Module Title Specialised Translation: Economic/Administrative (Japanese)
Module Code JA401
School SALIS

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Level 4 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
  • Develop your ability to translate texts at an advanced level
  • Enhance your autonomy in sourcing appropriate background documentation
  • Enable you to deal competently with issues of equivalence and difference
  • Prepare you for submission of professional translation assignments

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Translate accurately and in an appropriate style
  • Present work in a professional manner
  • Begin to estimate the cost and value of your work

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 51

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Materials: A range of SL text types will be used for translation practice, including:

  • Company reports
  • Economic reports and forecasts
  • Statistical analyses
  • Marketing and commercial documentation
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List


Background documentation in SL and TL, print and electronic.  General and specialised monolingual, bilingual and multilingual dictionaries.  Language specific reference sources to be specified by the module co-ordinators.


Teaching and Learning Methods:


Lectures, group Seminars (max group size 20 students), based on pre-set work, assignments and translation practice. You will be required to attend classes and to prepare and submit translations

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