Book Chapter

Teaching translation in a multilingual practice class

A Pym, David Sawyer, Frank Austermühl, Vanessa Enríquez Raído

American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series | John Benjamins Publishing Company | Published : 2019

Abstract

Understood as a course of instruction that aims to improve translation practice in a space where the instructor does not master all the languages, the multilingual practice class may save money for training institutions but can present serious challenges to instructors, especially with respect to the assessment of translation quality. Solutions to these challenges can be found in a few pedagogical principles: it is enough to set up task-based discovery activities to focus on cognitive processes and their interaction with technologies, privileging questions to which there are no consensual answers and using peer assessment for evaluating product quality. This approach effectively brings resea..

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