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English-Spanish Translation 1 (TRAN90015)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeTRAN90015
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to the basic principles and practice of written translation into Spanish using a professional translation-memory tool. Students will learn to apply contrastive grammar and grounded discourse analysis in order to identify and resolve translation problems by using a wide range of translation solutions. A key part of the learning process will be in-class oral practice and debates.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this subject should be able to:

  • Develop skills in the comprehension and interpretation of specialised texts in Spanish and English
  • Utilise translation-memory software
  • Be able to apply a wide range of translation solutions to work from Spanish into English

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


  • Final translation project
  • 2500 words
During the examination period50%
  • Commented translation
  • 2000 words
Week 540%
  • In-class test, 500 words
  • 1 hours
Week 910%

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorAnthony Pym
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24 hours: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 19 July 2019