2023-2024 / TRAD0069-1

Theory and practice of tanslation from French into Dutch I


60h Th

Number of credits

 Master in translation (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Isa Hendrikx

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course offers a theoretical and practical introduction to the translation of different types of texts (informative, persuasive, expressive texts) from French into Dutch. The topics covered will mainly be of a general nature (e.g. society, tourism, education, environment, health), although some more specific topics (e.g. literature, economics, law) may also be introduced. We will use mostly (semi-)authentic texts. In addition, the course aims to deepen the students' lexical and grammatical knowledge as well as their translation skills into the target language.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

knowledge of the effect of text type on translation strategies; leverage parallel corpora as an additional tool for translation.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Translation exercises (as a group and individual exercises); Oral presentation of a translation exercise and a theoretical text.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

Texts for translation and theoretical texts will be distributed in class.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

During the first term:

  • Present a translation exercise, cannot be rescheduled (10% of the final grade)

At the end of the first term:

  • A written translation test (2 hours, translation of an unknown text; 40% of the final grade).

During the second term:

  • Oral presentation of a theoretical text about corpus-based translation studies, cannot be rescheduled (10% of the final grade)
  • Questions about theoretical texts (5% of the final grade)

At the end of the second term:

  • A written translation test (2 hours, translation of an unknown text; 35% of the final grade).

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Translation FR > NL
Translate by 27/02

To translate > 9/03
To translate > 9/03

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