Assessing Student Performance In Translation Courses And Interconnectivity To Translation Industry

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Number of pages: 1204-1208
Year-Number: 2022-97

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Assessment in its different forms and functions constitutes an essential part in every teaching and learning process. The purpose of this paper is to offer a framework of reflection for this important part of the translator training process and propose appropriate assessment techniques that could be integrated in translation classes aiming to train professional translators. For this purpose, the paper questions some general trends in assessment in training context and also tries to lay the foundations for an assessment procedure that is oriented toward the practice of translation and the concept of professionalization. The overall aim of the article is to provide a broad overview of the concept of assessment in translator training programmes and help translator trainers adopt the most appropriate assessment mechanisms for their own courses.

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Abstract

Assessment in its different forms and functions constitutes an essential part in every teaching and learning process. The purpose of this paper is to offer a framework of reflection for this important part of the translator training process and propose appropriate assessment techniques that could be integrated in translation classes aiming to train professional translators. For this purpose, the paper questions some general trends in assessment in training context and also tries to lay the foundations for an assessment procedure that is oriented toward the practice of translation and the concept of professionalization. The overall aim of the article is to provide a broad overview of the concept of assessment in translator training programmes and help translator trainers adopt the most appropriate assessment mechanisms for their own courses.

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