TEACHING BRITISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION FOR TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING STUDENTS
Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Translators and interpreters are mediators between languages and cultures. In order to perform this task appropriately, they have to be familiar with both the source and the target language culture. This study focuses on the content development of a British Culture and Civilization course for translation and interpretation students at Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania. For this purpose, we intend to examine and discuss some of the recommendations and principles stated in the specialized literature regarding the necessary skills and knowledge related to the target language culture that translators and interpreters should be familiar with, and our present course content will be compared with topics included in similar courses at other universities from our country and abroad. Our students’ needs and attitudes related to the topics discussed within the course material will also be assessed with the help of a questionnaire, and by examining the presentation topics chosen by them for their assignment.
Keywords: Translator and interpreter training, British Culture and Civilization, curriculum development.