Academic Catalog

FLE423 TRANSLATION

Course Code: 4500423
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: English Language Teaching
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer Dr. SEBAHAT YASEMN TEZGDEN CAKCAK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course includes the fundamental theories and approaches in the science of translation. Students translate a variety of different authentic English texts into Turkish and Turkish texts into English. Besides translation activities from diverse areas, within a contrastive analysis framework, students also engage in error analysis tasks in which they critically evaluate the appropriateness of the various translations of the same text paying attention to the idiosyncrasies regarding the unique nature of Turkish and English and its comparison to their own translation by employing different translation skills. Various aspects of translation will be evaluated including style, word selection, the role and importance of translation in language learning and teaching and cultural aspects of translation. The practical aspect of the course will go hand in hand with readings covering theoretical grounds pertinent to current issues in the field of translation. Exposure to and translation of ELT-related materials will also be strongly encouraged.