This course is designed to prepare students for the translation of texts (mainly from German into English) with appropriate lexico-syntactic means. The classes will primarily focus on the translation of journalistic texts although some time will be given to the translation of academic and literary texts. The classes are designed to hone production of English, with specific attention paid to grammar and fluency.
Students will learn about (i) the features of different text types, and the differences between German and English texts from various fields; (ii) effective use of online translation aids, including dictionaries, corpora and parallel texts; (iii) the translation of reported speech, and conditional structures; (iv) necessary structural shifts owing to differences in the grammar or culture of the target language.