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SPAN3622: Applied Spanish Translation

2024 unit information

This unit, taught in Spanish, introduces students to various aspects of applied translation aligned with current industry standards. It provides practical work in both Spanish-English/English-Spanish translation from a wide range of materials. The unit addresses common issues that occur during the process of translating different types of texts and examines strategies and resources available to translators. It explores modes, techniques and genres in a variety of texts and specialist areas of translation, including legal, technical and scientific translation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Code SPAN3622
Academic unit Spanish and Latin American Studies
Credit points 6
SPAN3001 or SPAN3611
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recognise the major challenges in translating and make use of a range of tactics to deal with them
  • LO2. successfully translate written texts into English with appropriate attention to target audience, style, register, genre, form, syntax, meaning, and cultural context
  • LO3. analyse translated texts to reveal and critique the strategies used by the translator
  • LO4. improve your understanding of written Spanish, and broadened your vocabulary and sensitivity to different registers.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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