ERIC Number: ED209956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Training for Translation: An Undergraduate Teaching Option.
The undergraduate translation curriculum at Kearney State College, Nebraska, is described. The program treats translation as an academic discipline as well as a vocational skill. Students are taught the theory and practice of translation and interpretation in their choice of German, French, or Spanish. Two semesters are spent on translation followed by one on interpretation. The second semester of translation deals with literature. The sequence of courses also serves the purpose of developing the second language skills of students to the point of thorough proficiency; the curriculum provides as much basic language training as a more traditional approach. Students whose native language is French, German, or Spanish have found that the program accelerates acquisition of English proficiency. Graduates of the program have for the most part found jobs and careers related to their language training. The program has been successful in part because: (1) the departments of English, foreign language, and speech are under the direction of one dean; (2) the faculty is highly qualified to teach translation; and (3) a unique resource center has been created. (JB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language), French, German, Higher Education, Interpretive Skills, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Translation
Not available separately; see FL 012 676.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kearney State College NE
Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Omaha, NE, April 9-11, 1981).