School of Education
Centre for English Language Education
   
   
  

Chinese/English Translation and Translation Studies

Students doing the MA Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting and non-native English speakers doing the MA Translation Studies have to take English for Language Professionals modules A and B (10 credits each) in semesters one and two.

English for Language Professionals Module A

What you will learn

Module A will provide students with opportunities to further refine their knowledge of English at an advanced level. Lexical, structural, and textual aspects of English will be considered from an applied linguistics viewpoint and the perspective of suitable translation strategies.

What you will do

You will work in groups to explore the feasibility of different translation strategies with regard to specific language areas of your choice (eg. vocabulary, grammar etc). The emphasis here lies on exploration and evaluation and practice-oriented considerations. Your work will feed into the assessment.

How you will be assessed

  • 10 minute oral/aural exam
  • 2,000 word assignment

English for Language Professionals Module B

What you will learn

Module B places particular emphasis on genre and register: varieties of English appropriate to different contexts within professional discourse. We will refine our investigation of the English language in several aspects in terms of natural language patterns and the use of corpora to explore these.

What you will do

Students will work in groups to build a corpus of texts in a subject area of their choice. This corpus will then be explored for different language features and their common configurations in the given register. Your work will feed into the assessment.

How you will be assessed

  • 10 minute oral/aural exam
  • 2,000 word assignment

Centre for English Language Education

School of Education
Dearing Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB

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