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Diss: Translation: Bi�er: 'Teaching Translation...'

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Message 1: Teaching Translation at English Language Teaching Departments

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 04:24:01 -0500 (EST)
From: abicer <abicercu.edu.tr>
Subject: Teaching Translation at English Language Teaching Departments

Institution: �ukurova University
Program: Department of English Language Teaching
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2002

Author: Adnan Bi�er

Dissertation Title: Teaching Translation at English Language Teaching
Departments: Process Approach vs Traditional Approach

Linguistic Field: Translation

Subject Language: English (code: ENG), Turkish (code: TRK)

Dissertation Director 1: T�rkay Bulut

Dissertation Abstract:

This study was conducted to explore the status of translation courses
at the ELT Department of �ukurova University. Fourth-year students'
reflections about the courses were gathered through a questionnaire to
develop a course schedule accordingly. Through clustered random
sampling, two groups of third-year students (one experimental and one
control) participated in the study. The study consisted of pre-test
post-test control group design. In the experimental group, process
approach to translation teaching was applied. In the control group,
traditional approach was applied. Both tests were assessed by three
evaluators at the department to achieve inter-rater reliability. The
responses to the questionnaire and the pre-test and post-test results
were analysed using SPSS statistical program. The test results
indicated that the experimental group were more successful than the
control group at the end of the treatment. At the end of the course,
the two groups were given the same questionnaire to elicit their
reflections on the approaches used. The results showed that the
approach applied in the experimental group was more satisfactory for
the students and that the students were more successful at the end of
the semester.
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