HVD142 Translation Practice: Latvian-Russian and Russian-Latvian

Code HVD142
Name Translation Practice: Latvian-Russian and Russian-Latvian
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Academic staff Larisa Iļinska, Oksana Ivanova, Jūlija Kuzņecova, Diāna Ivanova
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation Integrated state language and Russian language skills improvement in connection with the are a of work 1) text comprehension and problem analysis development of discussion skills, listening comprehension;.
2) development of oral speech comprehension in order to participate in meeting, conferences, etc. for consecutive interpreting; 3) written translation of a text, style and vocabulary improvement, document layout and written translation..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the subject: ? to develop and improve interlingual translation skills and competences at different language levels (grammar, lexis, style, etc.); ? to develop skills to express the message accurately, particularly in the second language translation version; ? to improve the skills to interpret information perceived by listening; ? to develop listening comprehension skills and train memory to advance consecutive interpreting skills.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to identify, compare and contrast essential differences between the source and the target language in texts in different fields and on different issues. - Assessment: texts (home reading, translations – portfolio, text register) exam.
Students are able to translate texts from Latvian into English and backwards adequately or equivalently, producing several target language versions, as well as to edit the final translation version. - Assessment: home tasks, test translations, exam (text 1,500 pr. signs LV? RU, 40 min; text 1,500 pr. signs RU ? LV, 40 min;).
Students are able to interpret informative reports in oral speech in a second language and summarize the information perceived by listening, as well as to translate the text consecutively. - Assessment: home tasks, texts (topical issues). Evaluation: test translations, home reading, translatins – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale.
Course prerequisites Secondary or vocational secondary education

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