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FR4104 Translation Methodology 2

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

The module gives a progressive, intensive training in the method and practice of translating from French into English. Topics covered include: translation and language variety, translation and textual genres, technical translation, editing, aspects of contrastive linguistics. A wide range of material is used, from technical texts, through consumer-oriented texts to literary texts.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all MA degrees involving French

UG Pre-requisite(s):FR4103

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr D E Evans
Module teaching staff: