Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Übersetzung 2 / Translation 2

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION In this study-unit the theory and practice of translating will be studied in more depth and more complex texts (German/Maltese/English) will be translated into the respective other language. (For students who do not speak Maltese, English and German texts will be used.) A variety of textual genres will be analysed and translated.

In diesem Kurs wird die Theorie des Übersetzens vertieft und komplexere Texte (Deutsch/Maltesisch/Englisch) in die jeweils andere Sprache übersetzt. (Für Studierende, die nicht Maltesisch sprechen, werden nur deutsche und englische Texte benutzt.) Eine Auswahl verschiedener Textgattungen wird analysiert und übersetzt.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit aims to: 
- deepen the understanding of translation theory;
- teach how to translate more complex short texts into the respective other language;
- widen the German vocabulary;
- practice basic translation skills.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- know further aspects of the theory of translation;
- have a more thorough understanding of grammatical structures;
- understand structural differences between the languages used.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- translate short texts into the respective other language;
- explain structural differences between the languages used;
- be aware of significant semantic differences between the languages used;
- analyse and translate the style of different textual genres.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Königs, Karin: Übersetzen Englisch - Deutsch: Lernen mit System. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag 2011.
- Friedrich, Wolf: Technik des Übersetzens: Eine systematische Anleitung für das Übersetzen ins Englische und ins Deutsche für Unterricht und Selbststudium. Ismaning: Hueber 2011.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Claire Scicluna

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