Pre-requisites: Students will normally have a good A-Level grade in a foreign language

Aims/Description: Even if you start your degree course with no Russian, you already begin to develop good translation skills (both from and into Russian) as early as the autumn of your second year. This module will advance your grasp of grammar, syntax and vocabulary to a level that enables proficient translation of a variety of authentic texts and encourage an awareness of good translation practice. You will translate independently and in groups and will deepen your knowledge of the grammatical and stylistic differences between English and Russian, so that accurate and convincing translation can be achieved.

Staff Contact: Ms M Ivanova
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, one translation assessment each semester

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