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ERIC Number: ED462008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing Guidelines for a New Curriculum for the BA Program in English Translation in Iranian Universities.
Razmjou, Leila
This study helped develop guidelines for modifying the current curriculum of the existing B.A. in English Translation within Iranian universities. Participants were 30 experts in the fields of English language translation, linguistics, and translatology from four Iranian universities. Using the Delphi research methodology, researchers administered two rounds of questionnaires that focused on skills needed to help trainees adapt themselves to new changes in the field, strategies for applying these skills, and methods of promoting motivation among translator trainees. Results suggested that the Iranian B.A. translation program needed substantive changes in the skills, techniques, and contents it covered, strategies used to teach the skills, and learners' motivation. Suggestions included designing courses so that trainees could achieve mastery of first- and second-language proficiency; shifting from a teacher-centered to a workshop-like orientation; offering elective courses; helping students understand the importance of translation; and adopting a student-centered methodology. The questionnaires are appended. (Contains 16 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran