Nanjing University

Translation in Practice

Taught in English

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Yuan Yao

Instructor: Yuan Yao


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Beginner level
No prior experience required
23 hours to complete
3 weeks at 7 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 6 modules in this course

This module discusses why translation matters, what is translation, and what is good translation. It also gives an overview of the content of the entire course.

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3 videos3 discussion prompts

This module discusses the four-step process of translation. Each step is discussed in detail.

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4 videos3 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

This module discusses how to understand word meaning in the source language and how to express word meaning in the target language.

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6 videos6 peer reviews

This module discusses the techniques often used in the translation of sentences: keeping/changing the original word order and dividing/combining sentences.

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4 videos4 peer reviews

This module discusses the awareness of cultural elements in the source language and the translation of these cultural elements.

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3 videos3 discussion prompts

This module discusses the translation of different genres of writing, including scientific writings, legal documents, public speeches, and literary works.

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4 videos2 peer reviews2 discussion prompts


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4.8 (78 ratings)
Yuan Yao
Nanjing University
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