Certificate in Technical Translation and Electronic Tools
A ten-week course for translators working with
Spanish and English, as well as trainees and teachers wishing
to develop competence in this field.
THE NEXT STUDENT INTAKE WILL BE IN 2011
No formal degree is required to enroll for
the course. Successful participants will be awarded the corresponding
certificate from the Fundació Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
50 hours, 10 weeks (15 January - 29 March)
Aim: To develop professional skills in technical translation.
Teaching method: Teaching will be by web site, email, chat
sessions and tandem project work.
Modules: Concepts and realities of the translation market; electronic tools for translators; translation techniques; translation projects
Requirements: Students will require a computer, a reasonably
fast Internet connection, a working knowledge of Spanish and English,
and at least 5 hours of study time per week.
Fees: The fees for the course are currently set at 500
Duration: The course comprises 50 hours and must be completed
in 10 weeks.
Starting date: 15 January.
Completion: Award of the certificate will depend on successful
completion of all the exercises by 29 March.
Academic coordinator: José
information at the Fundació URV (Traducción técnica y herramientas electrónicas)
Payment: By bank transfer or Visa card, prior to commencement
of the course.
The Professional Market (10 hours). What Is Translation?; Text and Brief; Translator-Client Relations.
Electronic Tools (15 hours). Revision Tools; Internet Searches and Resources; Terminology Management Tools; Translation Memories (Trados, DéjàVu).
Translation Strategies (15 hours). Translation Techniques; Parallel Texts; Terminology Mining; Practical Considerations.
Final Projects (10 hours). Large translation projects to be carried out by the course participants, which will be expected to put into practice what they have learned in the translation assignments of the previous modules.
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