Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202124  Introduction to Translation

Puckpan Tipayamontri
Office: BRK (Boromrajakumari Building) room 1106.1
Office Hours: M 13 and by appointment
Phone: 0 2218 4703


Group 9

BRK 303

M 810, W 910



! Evaluate the class online (now till February 26, 2010)


! Detailed schedule


! Exercises Discussion and Tests


! Practice: news, informative text, expressive text.  See also Translation Resources.

Course Outline

Class Time: M 810, W 910

Required Texts: Coursebook


Syllabus (see last year's syllabus; Word file)


Requirements and Expectations

  • Attendance and Participation: Discussion about translation will be a big part of this class and students are encouraged to express their opinions, share observations and ask questions. Complete your translation exercises before class and come prepared to discuss your work and problems and issues you've encountered.

  • There will be five tests and a final

    • Test 1: news (English-Thai)

    • Test 2: news (Thai-English)

    • Test 3: informative text (English-Thai)

    • Test 4: informative text (Thai-English)

    • Test 5: fiction (English-Thai)

    • Final: 5 parts

Translation Resources

Essential References



Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.  11th ed.  Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2003.

Oxford English Dictionary.  2nd ed.  20 vols.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989.

Roget's International Thesaurus.  6th ed.  Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer.  New York: Harper, 2001. (library has 3rd ed.)




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Last updated February 2, 2010