Department of English
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
2202124 Introduction to Translation
(called 2202123 Basic Translation in the previous curriculum)
Office: BRK (Boromrajakumari Building) room 1106.1
Office Hours: W 2–4 or by appointment
Phone: 0 2218 4703
M 8–10, W 9–10
So how do we get good translations? It really requires only two elements: command of the language and suppression of the ego.
! The final exam is on Monday, February 13, 2009 from 8:30–11:30 a.m. in BRK 302.
! Student groups of 3 or 4 lead a 7-minute discussion on an issue they encounter while translating. Complete fiction exercises (#1–3 for Wednesday, January 28 and #4–6 for Monday, February 2) and choose a sentence to try out 3 different ways of translating it. Discuss your experiment, explain what you were trying to achieve with each version of the translated sentence, and get feedback from friends in other groups.
! Read an article a day to help expand your vocabulary and expose you to different texts and information.
! Translation Resources handout in case you don't have a copy (Word file). Choose your resource to present on from this handout.
! For class on Wednesday, November 19, 2008: (see also Detailed Schedule)
Detailed Schedule (Group 11)
Syllabus (Excel file)
Class Time: M 8–10, W 9–10
Class Location: BRK 407
Texts: Coursebook (translation exercises, articles on translation), handouts
Requirements and Expectations
Course Blackboard Academic Suite
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Last updated February 23, 2009