Quality control

ltrad2890  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Quality control
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
0 h + 15.0 h
Vanderputten Caroline;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
  • Presentation of quality control models
  • Moving from revision to quality control
  • Monolingual and multilingual case studies

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: 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 4.6, 4.7, 8.3 and 8.5.
Specific learning outcomes on completion of teaching unit
On completing this unit the student is able to:
  • Take part in a translation process with a full understanding of the final stakes of quality control;
  • Participate in a translation project as junior translator and contribute to the successful completion of the project;
  • Distinguish between translation error and translator/reviser preference.
- Students will:
- be introduced to the theory of Quality Assurance (brief overview of the QA history, ISO, European and national standards for translation services, going from proofreading to QA, etc.) and the purpose of the quality assurance process;
- study different QA processes implemented in translation agencies ;
- read material related to the QA process ;
- Various exercises and/or assignments
Teaching methods

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

Lectures and exercise sessions.
Sessions partly organized through Moodle.
Individual and/or group assignments.

Evaluation methods

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

Formative assessment
Summative assessment consisting in a project and/or exam.

September exam: written exam.
Other information
Online resources
Resources, if any, will be available on Moodle.
Gouadec, D. (1989) Le traducteur, la traduction et l'entreprise. Paris: AFNOR

Larose, R. (1998) « Méthodologie de l'évaluation des traductions », Meta : journal des traducteurs / Meta: Translators' Journal, vol. 43, n° 2, 1998, pp. 163-186. [En ligne]. Consulté le 23 août 2015. URL http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/003410ar

Lavault-Olléon, E. et Allignol, C. (2014) « La notion d'acceptabilité en traduction professionnelle : où placer le curseur ? », ILCEA [En ligne], 19 | mis en ligne le 27 juin 2014, consulté le 23 août 2015. URL : http://ilcea.revues.org/2455
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
Online teaching, using Teams and/or Moodle
Evaluation methods
Summative assessment consisting in an assignment to be uploaded on Moodle on the last day of class of the first term at the latest.

September assessment: online written exam (Moodle homework).

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Translation