This course introduces the basic techniques of written translation for short texts between English and either Kurdish or Arabic. Students will learn and practice memory techniques, paraphrasing, how to make decisions about salience and importance, and how to retain important connotations and associations. They will learn how to best employ technological aids and how to coordinate and standardize group translation. Students will also expand their English language skills through practice with complex grammar and advanced vocabulary. Assessment will be through regular practical translation exercises into and out of L1 and L2 in a variety of registers, under timed and untimed conditions, as well as a summative exam and a translation project.

Skill Level: Beginner