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Specialised Spanish Translation 1 (TRAN90018)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeTRAN90018
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students will be given hands-on practice reading and translating a variety of specialised documents, including official policy statements, statistical material, business contracts and newspaper reports, adapting the genres to the particular interests of the student group. Special attention will be paid to foreign trade issues and the economic links between Australia and Latin America. The terminology and style of these documents will be discussed and analysed, as will the linguistic features of the particular genre of written material, and the source and purpose of their publication.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this subject should be able to:

  • Develop advanced skills in the comprehension and interpretation of specialised texts in Spanish and English
  • Gain knowledge of the main differences between the Australian, Spanish and Latin American legal and economic systems
  • Acquire skills to extract information from complex specialised materials written in Spanish or English
  • Learn how to present specialised technical information in a correct professional format
  • Be able to translate specialised texts between Spanish and English

Last updated: 22 January 2019