Specialised Translation in European Affairs - Italian

ltrad2655  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Specialised Translation in European Affairs - Italian
5 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Molino Guerrino;
Main themes
Translating texts emanating from EU institutions and/or pertaining to the EU, its internal politics or external relations.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Contribution of teaching unit to learning outcomes assigned to programme

This unit contributes to the acquisition and development of the following learning outcomes, as assigned to the Master¿s degree in translation :



4.3, 4.4, 4.5


8.1, 8.5


AA-FS-AIE. Develop expertise and a high level of competence in specialized translation in the field of international relations under different headings (diplomacy, geopolitics, geostrategy, etc.) incorporating elements specific to this sphere: adapt to text-type (treaties and agreements, speeches, reports, monographs, etc.) and to the particular requirements of the client (national and international organisations and institutions, NGO¿s, diplomatic services, research institutes, etc.).  


Specific learning outcomes on completion of teaching unit

On completing this unit the student is able to:

·         Identify and employ documentation (in both French and Italian) which is relevant and useful in dealing with a given source text (comprehension, translation, accurate reformulation); 

Identify terminological and phraseological units in Language C and select equivalents in Language A by consulting suitable sources with

·         the possible objective of compiling a glossary; 

·         Employ the IATE terminology database and the EU¿s interinstitutional style guide; 

·         Use the EUR-Lex website to access official documents cited in a Italian text, as well as the corresponding documents in French;

Translate in a professional manner, and with the aid of the most appropriate computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools, a text pertaining to the EU.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Translation from Italian into french of texts dealing with European affairs (mainly European Parliament's debates.
Teaching methods
Translation exercises on PC in class with individual and collective corrections commented by the teacher, and editing by peers.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment and written final production.
Other information
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Translation