Translation in Practice

The Open University

Course Information

You can choose to study French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic, in combination with English. You’ll engage in professional and collaborative translation, peer review, quality control, and specialised translation. You’ll use and evaluate the latest cloud-based translation technologies, including translation memories, machine translation and term bases, and undertake a range of complex translation tasks to and from your main language and English. Translation professionals will contribute to the module, and you’ll put their advice into practice when engaging in authentic tasks, for example, audiovisual translation and volunteering with open translation communities.

Vocational relevance

This Translation in Practice module from The Open University can be taken as part of the MA in Translation (F79) which provides an academic qualification for those intending to become, or who already are, professional translators.

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