Language Learning at The Open University
Introduction to translation theory and practice. In this online module, you will explore different approaches to translation and develop an understanding of the links between theory and practice. With a focus on recent research, you will develop an awareness of the wider cultural, ethical and professional contexts of translation. You will acquire a solid grounding in a range of ideas within translation studies (e.g. linguistic and functionalist approaches, translation as norm-governed behaviour, cultural and sociological turns, gender and postcolonial theories, translation technologies) and apply this to a range of translation activities. You will enhance your understanding of how this research can be useful in your professional practice. This module can be taken as part of our MA in Translation (F79) which provides an academic qualification for those intending to become, or who already are, professional translators.