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FSL 375Y1Y
Practical Translation: French-English


S. Sacré


This full-year course, which works as an introduction to translation and oral interpretation, is designed to improve students’ mastery of French through English to French and French to English translations. Practicing translation and oral interpretation of a variety of media (literary texts, news articles, audio documents, songs and scenes from movies) through individual and collaborative activities, students will learn basic translation terminologies and techniques, but will also discover the characteristics of both French and English languages and how they pertain to the problems of translation.

Required Texts: Course pack

Assignment and evaluation: 2 quizzes (course based): 10%; 2 quick translations (oral & written): 10%; 2 in-class assignments (correction of a translation & oral translation): 20%; 2 translation projects (literary text & movie excerpt): 20%; 2 end-of-term tests (course based & translation): 30%; Overall assessment: 10%.

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Prerequisite: any FSL300Y (1.0 FCE) or any FRE200 (1.0 FCE) course

Exclusion: FSL 421Y1Y and higher

Please note: You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you must withdraw from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites or for not following the placement test recommendation. This decision may not be appealed.

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History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)


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