Business Translation Course Description
Course Title: Business Translation
Course Prerequisites: Business English, Translation Theory and Practice, Interpreting Techniques and Practice
Total Semester Credit Hours: 32
Lecture Hours: 32
Experiment/Computer Hours: 0
Business Translation is an elective for English juniors. This course is based on the latest research into translation and integrates the study of business culture, international business knowledge and translation practice. Business Translation hones students’ translation skills in a variety of commonly used business media, such as corporate names, business cards, advertisements, business correspondence, specifications, contracts, and legal documents. The course places emphasis on both students’ mastery of the features of the main business genres and cultural differences at the macro level, and on the analysis of lexical and syntactical features at the micro level. Through this course, students will grasp the stylistic features of some business genres and can translate them with adequate fidelity, fluency and loyalty to the original style. Hence, students will improve their business translation skills and cross-cultural communicative competence which are needed if they will later work in foreign companies or be involved in international business.
Textbooks and Course Materials:
Duan, Y. Practical Business English Translation (2nd edition) [M]. Beijing: University of International Business and Economics Press, 2013.
Li, J., Qian, H. A Practical Course book of Business English Translation [M]. Nanjing: Southeast University Press, 2014.
Liang, X. Practical Business English Translation [M]. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2013.
Yuan, C., Jiang, L. Business English Translation [M]. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2013.
Yue, F., Liu,Y. A Textbook of Business English Translation [M]. Shamen: Shamen University Press, 2014.
Written by: Zhu Minhua