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Spanish into English Intermediate Translation Skills – Online

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.

Available Dates:

This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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Course Description

This course will introduce students to translations skills and equip intermediate students of Spanish with the necessary skills to progress to the Higher Level Translation Skills courses preparing for the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation. Most work on the course revolves around the translation of a variety of Spanish texts from many different genres. It will also include some basic translation theory and strategy.

Spanish and Latin American texts in many different genres will be translated i.e. culture, literature, humour, politics, journalism, social science, language studies.

This course is online only and the tutor will work with each student individually.  

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who have a good knowledge of written Spanish who may wish to work as translators in the future and/or are generally interested in translation skills. If you are not sure about your level please complete a translation (SELF TEST) and you will be contacted in due course.

Learning and Teaching

Students will produce translations which are discussed with the tutor.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may be asked to translate short texts. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on

(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.