Introduction to Translation Starts 6/23

Happy Friday, dear readers! This is just a quick note to let you know that Judy's online class (English/Spanish) for University of California San Diego-Extension is starting again on June 23, 2015. The class is Introduction to Translation, and it's offered entirely online (asynchronous), and it lasts five weeks (through July 27, 2015). The class is offered via the user-friendly online learning platform Blackboard. 

The class is part of UCSD-Extension's online translation (Spanish/English) certificate, but you don't have to be signed up for the entire certificate to take this class. Since this class is the very first one in the certificate program, all students with the English/Spanish combination may take this class. Here's where to sign up


Unknown on May 26, 2015 at 4:11 PM said...

A great class with a phenomenal instructor!!

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on May 26, 2015 at 11:16 PM said...

@Marsha: Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I am blushing now. :) It was great to have you in class.

AJProjects on June 10, 2015 at 7:40 AM said...

What is the study programme?

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on June 10, 2015 at 9:26 AM said...

@AjProjects: Thanks for the question. There's a brief description on the link that we have provided. The university doesn't usually release the syllabus ahead of time, but here's an excerpt (the formatting of the table cannot be retained, sorry). There are also many assignments.

Week Topic Lecture
• Introductions
• Requisites of professional Translators

Audio lectures:
1. Introduction and frequently asked questions
2. What it takes to be a professional translator
• Common misconceptions

• Translation terminology

• Writing Spanish characters on the computer

Audio lecture:
1. Industry terminology and translation quality

Translation misconceptions

Resources: How to write computer Spanish characters

• Translation method
Audio lecture:
1. Translation method
• Vocabulary problem solving
• Grammar differences between Spanish and English
Audio lectures:
1. Researching vocabulary
2. Grammar differences
• Becoming a professional translator Audio lecture:
1. Becoming a professional translator

Handouts: Sample translation résumés
Translation articles and blogs

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