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Multilingual to Dutch Translation


Admission requirements

Students should be sufficiently proficient in Dutch and at least one other language. This course can be taken separately from the Minor in Translation.


It is a common misconception that any native speaker who also has a reasonable working knowledge of the Dutch 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 the tutorials, 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.

Course objectives

  • Ability to translate reasonably complex texts (including specialist information or terminology) into grammatically and stylistically correct Dutch with the aid of a variety of resources (e.g., dictionaries and thesauri.

  • Ability to edit Dutch texts.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method


  • Reflective blog and discussion paper

  • Annotated translation

  • Editing assignment


  • Reflective blog and discussion paper (20%)

  • Annotated translation (40%)

  • Editing assignment (40%)

To pass the course, you need to score no lower than a 6.0 pass for all components.

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.


For all components.

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.

Reading list

The booktitles and / or syllabi to be used in the course, where it can be purchased and how this literature should be studied beforehand.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on the website


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Arsenaal


Not applicable.