Students will examine problems of linguistic and cultural difference through the process of translation between Indonesian and English. Students will enhance their expertise in practical Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian translation and will also be introduced to key theoretical issues in translation studies. Apart from regular practical translation exercises using selected texts on a range of topics – for example, legal documents, reports, speeches, and newspapers articles – existing translated pieces in both languages will also be presented for discussion and comparison. This is a bi-lingual subject, conducted in both Indonesian and English.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
develop enhanced translation skills; gain confidence in translating Indonesian and English texts; gain knowledge of general issues in translation studies including its relevance to cross-cultural understanding.