Course: English Translation 1

« Back
Course title English Translation 1
Course code KAN/APR1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Tollet Andrew, Bc. et Mgr. M.Litt.
Course content
The focus is on Czech to English translation with an emphasis on the function of a translation in various communicative situations. Seminars will be devoted to the translation of non-literary texts such as newspaper and magazine articles describing contemporary events, tourist guides, public signs and advertisments along with discussions on specific translation problems and their possible solution. Lectures will cover such topics as: semantic vs. communicative translation, pragmatic equivalence, collocations and idioms, metaphors, cultural aspects of translation and translation terminology.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 20 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
B2 language level
learning outcomes
Students will be able to - define translation terminology - analyse and interpret various texts from a translator's perspective - solve various translation problems
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Duff A. Translation.. Oxford, OUP, 1989.
  • Knittlová D. K teorii i praxi překladu.. Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého, 1990.
  • Kufnerová Z. & Skoumalová Z. (eds). Překládání a čeština.. Jinočany, H & H, 1994.
  • Newmark P. A Textbook of Translation.. Hemel Hempstead, Prentice Hall, 1988.
  • Zlateva P. Translation as Social Action.. London, Routledge, 1993.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter