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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: CTS213
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: KORKAS V Mr (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Semester 1

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Students will be assessed on the basis of their four best translations (circa 250-300 words) over the semester.
90-minute class test at the end of the semester (a bilingual dictionary may be used).

Qualifying Condition(s)
The average mark of the two parts of assessment needs to be 40 or higher

Module Overview
This module focuses on the specifics of EU texts from various subject areas (ranging from political to technical). Through practical translation tasks and reflective assessment of translations, the module offers students an insight into stylistic and terminological issues specific to EU texts.

Level HE1 or European university equivalent or equivalent language competence

Module Aims

This module aims to introduce students to (i) the specialist nature of documents originating in the various institutions of the European Union with their particular terminology and phraseology in the context of a multilingual documentation flow, and to (ii) ways of translating texts from (Euro)-English into Greek, developing an awareness of professional standards.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the special nature of official EU documents;
  • show familiarity with a variety of texts and with the language and terminology used;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the style and register as well as the appropriate translation techniques to be used;
  • demonstrate knowledge of terminological concepts that are used exclusively in the translation of EU texts; 
  • translate a range of EU texts from English into Greek.
Module Content

Students are expected to work on a number of semi-specialised texts from various domains within the context of the EU. Specialisms range from institutional/political to business/financial and technical documents, thus an extensive overview is expected to have been acquired by the end of teaching. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues of style and EU terminology and the appropriate use of standard phraseology in different texts

Methods of Teaching/Learning

2 hours per week for one semester, 20-24 class contact hours over the semester.

Selected Texts/Journals
Mousis N (1999) The European Union Athens: Papazisis Publications
Bomberg E & Stubb A (2003) The European Union: How does it work? OUP
Recommended dictionaries:
Babiniotis G (1998) Dictionary of Modern Greek
Stafylides (2002) Hyperlexicon (En-Gr / Gr-En)
En-Gr Penguin-Hellenews (1989 or later)

Students are advised to make use of all the EU terminology documents available in the University as well as the CTS library. The relevant pages and articles of the Greek and English broadsheet newspapers will also be of use. A list of relevant on-line references will be distributed at the beginning of the semester which can be used as a reference guide.

Last Updated

JULY 2009