On-Demand Course

Short-Course

Translators

Text types, Translation Brief and Translation Strategies – Introduction to Community Translation

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Description

This course will include a brief overview of different translation approaches, especially reader-oriented and functional models, to identify the ones most relevant to community translation. Based on notions such as ‘translation brief’, ‘text type’ and ‘text function’, the course will offer theory-based practical and illustrated guidelines for community translators. The course will also include a discussion of the function of community translations and the potential tensions between the translation brief and the social role of community language services.


Who would this be useful for?

This course welcomes translators at all levels, from those without formal training to experienced professionals seeking to refresh their knowledge in community translation practices and strategies.


Course outcomes

Knowledge

Understand different translation approaches, focusing on reader-oriented and functional models relevant to community translation.

Comprehend key concepts such as ‘translation brief,’ ‘text type,’ and ‘text function’ in community translation.

Recognise the function of community translations and the potential tensions with the social role of language services.

Learn theory-based guidelines for effective community translation practices.


Skills

Apply reader-oriented and functional translation models to community translation tasks.

Utilise concepts like ‘translation brief,’ ‘text type,’ and ‘text function’ in practical translation work.

Evaluate and manage potential tensions between the translation brief and the social role of community language services.

Implement theory-based practical guidelines to enhance community translation quality and effectiveness.


This course includes:

Video-Narrated PowerPoint Presentations

Additional Readings

Online Quiz

Practice Translation Text

A list of references for further reading


Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 10 points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue). Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.

Endorsement

Course Completion Guidelines

Students are required to read and complete all the course content, including watching all videos, and successfully completing all assessments. In order to attain your certificate, you need to score 100% on each assessment. Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the course over the length of their access.

 

Presented By

Associate Professor Mustapha Taibi
Associate Professor
Conversations Education
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