Students should be sufficiently proficient in English and Dutch. This course is part of the minor Translation and cannot be taken separately.
It is a common misconception that any native speaker of Dutch who has a reasonable working knowledge of the English language is qualified to be a translator. The aim of this introductory course on translation is to familiarize its participants with the challenges a translator faces. In tutorial, we discuss the translations and editing assignments you have prepared at home. There will be two written translation examinations: one in the Reading Week and one at the end of the course. The latter will include an editing assignment, in addition to the text for translation.
Ability to translate reasonably complex English texts that do not contain specialist information or terminology into grammatically and stylistically correct Dutch – with the aid of dictionaries and thesauri.
Ability to edit Dutch texts.
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
- Annotated translation and editing assignment
- Annotated translation and editing assignment (100%)
Attendance is compulsory. Missing more than two tutorials means that students will be excluded from the tutorials. Unauthorized absence also applies to being unprepared, not participating and/or not bringing the relevant course materials to class.
If final grade is below 6, students have to do a resit.
Inspection and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Introduction to Translation from English to Dutch. Reader available from Brightspace .
Renkema, J. . Schrijfwijzer. Den Haag: Sdu. [most recent edition]
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