ERIC Number: ED295416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
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Initiation of an Academic Program Designed To Prepare Students for a Career in Translating and Interpreting.
Marfurt, Rose Marie A.
Suggestions are given for structuring an eight-semester undergraduate foreign language major with a specialization in translating and interpreting from the target language into English. The program includes three training stages: theoretical training in the discipline, practice in the discipline, and expansion of general knowledge. Course topics include an introduction to the art of translating, development of listening skills, translation from English into the target language, discussions in the target language on a variety of topics, contemporary cultural aspects, exercises in translation, introduction to foreign language literature, masterpieces in foreign language literature, translation of specific subject matter, onsight translation onto tape, simultaneous intepreting exercises in a simulated conference situation, consecutive interpretation, commercial and legal translation, and technical translation. Experience in translating both from English to the target language and from the target language to English is provided. Study abroad is strongly encouraged, and other program options include courses in technical and creative writing, public speaking, communications, other foreign languages, traditional liberal arts, and subject-related courses such as business administration or sciences. The program is designed to train students for graduate study in translating and interpreting, provides further training in a translator firm, and provides the student with an internship with an international firm overseas. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Communication, College Second Language Programs, Communication Skills, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Interpreters, Language Skills, Languages for Special Purposes, Literature Appreciation, Majors (Students), Second Language Instruction, Simulation, Translation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (see FL 016 586).