SPAN3001. Spanish III.1
This course is an introduction to the translation of texts from Spanish to English and to a lesser extent from English to Spanish. Special attention will be paid to the particular problems created by differences in grammar and other common errors such as “false friends” and influences from the mother tongue. The aim of this course is to provide students with basic translation skills and to develop their understanding of Spanish grammar and syntax. Students will also learn about the stylistic differences of various genres (newspaper articles, novels, etc.) and how to translate these different types of texts. Course materials will be selected according to the topics covered in the core course (Spanish III.2) in order to further consolidate the students’ knowledge of Spanish grammar and sentence structure. The course focuses mainly on acquiring practical translation skills rather than the theoretical background and students will be expected to do extensive practical work in class as well as at home.