Technical and Scientific Translation (5 Weeks)

¥29,999
Course Code: TTS101
Semester: Fall Day: Thurs Time: 19:10-21:00 Hours: 10 Sessions: 5 Start Date: 2021/10/28 End Date: 2021/11/25 Elective certificate: Basic Translation Skills Medium of Instruction: English Location: Online Prerequisites: Eligibility for this course is subject to instructor's approval. A small piece of text to be translated (approximately 150 words) will be provided to applicants via email. The translated text should be sent back by email to contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu or faxed to 03-5441-9811). Students who have already completed one of the Continuing Education department's translation courses (JSL401, BTS101 or LTS101) are not required to take the translation test for enrollment.

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Course Description

This introductory course explores the translation of technical and scientific documents. Students will gain practical and technical skills for handling a variety of documents, including user manuals, instructions, guides, statistical data, scientific articles and medical reports, to develop effective high-quality documents in both English and Japanese. By the end of the course, participants should gain practical experience and confidence in translating a variety of technical and scientific documents, better understand the characteristics of technical and scientific documents as a means to prepare high-quality translations, and learn strategies to deal with issues that often arise when translating technical and scientific documents. This course is intended for those who want to explore and/or gain practical translation skills applicable to technical and scientific fields.

Learning Objectives

1. Gain practical experience and confidence in translating a variety of technical and scientific documents.
2. Understand the characteristics of technical and scientific documents as a means to prepare high-quality translations.

Who should take this course

Those who want to explore and/or gain practical translation skills applicable to technical and scientific fields.

Textbook

No required textbook

Instructor

Ming Tam

Instructor Biography

Ming Tam is a translator and editor from Canada who works mainly in technical, medical, scientific, and academic fields. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Translation Studies from Portsmouth University, U.K., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, Canada. She has work experience in biotech and pharma research as well as teaching. She has a passion for figuring out creative strategies to deal with hard-to-translate terms and culture-specific items, especially food terms, to bridge the gap between languages and cultures and facilitate communication.
Her goal is to help students learn not only practical translation skills, but also to translate with awareness of the purpose of translations and the role translators play in an increasingly globalized world.