Specialised Translation in European Affairs - English

ltrad2625  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Specialised Translation in European Affairs - English
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Lafontaine Jean-Marc;
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 :

1 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 English) 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 English 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.
Translation into French of texts dealing with EU-related topics.
Examples: free movement of goods, European competition policy, common agricultural policy (CAP) and support schemes for farmers, free movement of persons, employment and social affairs, etc.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Preliminary reading of documents linked to course content. Translation into French of texts and documents dealing with EU-related topics with formative corrections. Classroom sessions in computer room.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Continuous formative assessment of students' translations and assessment for certification at the end of the teaching unit (written exam in computer room).
Other information
Online resources
European Union website. Documents on the internet or on MoodleUCL (http://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/)
Site de l'Union européenne : www.europa.eu
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Translation