FREN 230

In Other Words: French Translation

This course is designed as an introduction to the principles and practice of translation. Through weekly exercises on texts ranging from newspaper articles and ads to contemporary young adult novels and literary fiction, students build up their French vocabulary and grammar skills. Particular attention is paid to the syntactic differences between French and English and to some of the thorniest issues for French language learners (articles, past tenses, relative pronouns etc.). Readings are in French and English with discussion conducted in French only.

Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.