2023-2024 / TRAD0072-1

Theory and practice of translation from English into French 2


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in translation (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Valérie Bada

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is designed to help M2 students in the process of writing their final thesis. Texts from varied genres will be translated and commented upon collectively. 

Theoretical texts written by Translation Studies scholars invited by the CIRTI this year will be discussed.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course intends to sharpen the students' analytical skills as well as their ability to reflect upon and conceptualise their translation practice. It also intends to enhance their abilitity to detect and solve complex translation difficulties.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Excellent command of the English as well as French languages. Acute sense of analysis.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Texts will be translated, discussed collectively and analysed through the lens of linguistic or/and translation theories. Group presentation of theoretical texts and collective discussion. Professional translators and alumni will also be invited to give seminars. .

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face, Tuesdays 2.0-4.00 pm, Q1, room 0/3. Online classes might be organised depending on the pandemic situation.

Recommended or required readings

texts will be posted on MyULiege.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

The exam consists of an individual essay on one aspect of the TFE research and of a discussion on that essay.






Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Valérie Bada Chargée de cours
Langues Modernes, Traduction et interprétation


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