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Title: Multiple Voices in the Translation Classroom
Subtitle: Activities, tasks and projects
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 54

The main aim of this book is to provide teaching ideas that can be adapted to different learning environments and that can be used with different language combinations. The pedagogical approach and the activities, tasks and projects are based on Communicative, Humanistic and Socioconstructivist principles: the students are actively involved in their learning process by making decisions and interacting with each other in a classroom setting that is a discussion forum and hands-on workshop.

Clear aims are specified for the activities, which move from the most rudimentary level of the word, to the more complicated issues of syntax and, finally, to those of cultural difference. Moreover, they attempt to synthesize various translation theories, not only those based on linguistics, but those derived from cultural studies as well.

This volume will be of interest to translation teachers, to foreign language teachers who wish to include translation in their classes, to graduates and professional translators interested in becoming teachers, and also to administrators exploring the possibility of starting a new translation programme.

Table of contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
The training: An interaction between the student, the teacher and the subject 9
Translation training brought up to date 11
From foreign language learner to translator 35
Translation procedures: Tackling the task 43
Starting points: Thinking about translation 45
Learning through reflecting, communication and translating 129
Final Thoughts 224
Glossary 227
Notes 235
References and further reading 237
Index 257

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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