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Module

GER4083 : Level D (HE Further Advanced) German: Translation & Interpreting

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Ms Andrea Wilczynski
  • Lecturer: Dr Helen Ferstenberg
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, the module aims to:

- build on language skills gained at Stages 1, 2 and 3
- provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the German language and with the ability to use it at a high level of proficiency in professional, academic and social environments
- prepare students for postgraduate study in areas that make extensive and intensive use of the target language
- develop students’ translation skills (into English) and interpreting skills (into and from German), to an advanced level of competence

Outline Of Syllabus

This module comprises two components: written translation (into English) and liaison interpreting (into and from German). It is aimed at final year students of German who have reached a near-native command of the language.

The translation and liaison interpreting tasks are based on topical themes from the media. Liaison interpreting will also include “business-like” situations and exchanges.
Specific topics and materials based on current issues will be provided in class.

Sessions will include
- Note-taking for interpreting
- Interpreting and translation techniques
- Using appropriate register/style

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable