Translation
Advanced Japanese-English Translation Seminar
Fri. 2nd. Period Walt Wyman
Keywords:
Culture, Discussion, Literature, Project, Vocabulary, Translation

In this class, students will develop their written translation skills by working on a long Japanese to English translation project. They will be expected to choose the source text themselves, set realistic progress goals, present their weekly progress to the class, and actively provide feedback/advice to other students.During several workshop-style classes, they will also have time to work on their translations in class and meet with the teacher to discuss any questions/problems. Students will submit their translation in several parts, for which there will be clear deadlines. At the end of the semester, they will submit the completed translation, corrected and edited, along with translator's notes.


  • Gain practical experience in translation
  • Build problem-solving skills by assisting other students with their translations
  • Develop professional skills by planning their own translation projects and meeting deadlines


Participation: 30%
Translation Submissions: 30%
Completed Translation*: 40%


1

Orientation/Introduction

2

Advice on selecting translation projects/discussion

3

Seminar demonstration/interviews (bring text you have selected to translate)

4

Seminar**

5

Seminar**

6

Workshop/Individual Meetings (part 1 of translation due)

7

Seminar**

8

Seminar**

9

Workshop/Individual Meetings (part 2 of translation due)

10

Seminar**

11

Seminar**

12

Workshop/Individual Meetings (part 3 of translation due)

13

Post-break Workshop/Individual Meetings (bring a draft of what you have completed so far; discuss questions/problems)

14

Completed translation due (parts 1~3, revised and edited, translator's notes)

15

Make-up class/check points (optional)


The class schedule may change, depending on progress, unavoidable cancelations, etc.

*Submission of the final translation is required to receive credit for the class.

**Bring enough copies of your translation in progress for all members of the class, or share it digitally in a format that can be easily read on a PC, tablet, smartphone etc. Be prepared to explain and discuss your work.