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Certificate in Translation — French to English Option (30 credits)

Offered by: Translation & Written Comm.     Degree: Certificate in Translation

Program Requirements

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This program is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of written translation. The Certificate in Translation (French to English Option) requires the completion of 30 credits (ten courses). Non-credit preparatory courses must be completed by students who do not succeed in the Entrance Examination.
In the first stages of the program, equal time is devoted to translation in the languages of choice. The Comparative Stylistics course is designed to alert students to the uses of language and to the problems of translation; the translation courses provide practical experience in the actual translation of texts in a variety of fields. In the final stage, students are divided according to the language of specialization they have chosen.

Entrance Examination

Preparatory Course(s)

  • CCTR 222 English Usage for Translators (10 CE units)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Review of the major problems encountered by students when drafting texts in English. The following aspects will be studied: grammar: grammatical terminology, tenses, syntax; lexicon: standard, regional and specialized vocabularies; textual analysis: structure of English texts at various levels (sentence, paragraph, etc.).

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michele Suzy Cohen (Fall)

    • 45 hrs
  • CCTR 223 Le bon usage pour traducteurs (10 CE units)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Review of the major problems encountered by students when drafting texts in French. The following aspects will be studied: grammar: grammatical terminology, tenses, syntax; lexicon: standard, regional and specialized vocabularies; textual analysis: structure of French texts at various levels (sentence, paragraph, etc.).

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Sylvain Assouline (Fall)

    • 45 hrs

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • CCTR 225 French Translation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : An introduction to the principles of translation through careful analysis of selected texts and practice leading to improved skills in translating from English to French.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Sylvain Assouline (Fall) Sylvain Assouline (Winter) Sylvain Assouline (Summer)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CCTR 220
  • CCTR 226 English Translation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : An introduction to the principles of translation through careful analysis of selected texts and practice leading to improved skills in translating from French to English.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Michele Suzy Cohen, Pamela Richardson-Askew (Fall) Michele Suzy Cohen (Winter) Michele Suzy Cohen (Summer)

  • CCTR 232 Documentation and Terminology/Documentation et terminologie (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Skills needed for research in documentation and terminology; on- and off-line use of databanks, Internet resources as well as various forms of records and corpora; introduction to MT (machine translation), CAT (computer-assisted translation) and localization.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Carlos Del Burgo (Fall) Raymond Malhame (Winter) Carlos Del Burgo (Summer)

    • Bilingual course / cours bilingue
  • CCTR 234 Writing Techniques for Translators (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Students will practice writing clearly and concisely, respecting the rules for written expression. They will learn to make use of all the stylistic resources of the language to make the text idiomatic and readable. The course will include various specialized discourses such as advertising, business letters, résumés, press releases, etc.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Deborah Blythe (Fall)

    • In English
  • CCTR 310 Comparative Stylistics 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Provides linguistic and stylistic comparisons between English and French in terms of their relation to the practical study of Translation. Comparative analysis of the structures of the two languages will be used to outline the common problems of translation and to develop strategies for dealing with them. The emphasis will be placed on problems of grammar, syntax and style.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Egan Valentine, Sandra Miller Sanchez (Fall) Egan Valentine, Sandra Miller Sanchez (Winter)

    • Bilingual course / cours bilingue
  • CCTR 325 French Translation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Students will do specialized translation from English into French, e.g. management, real estate, insurance, and legal. There will also be practice in translating texts of a more general nature.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Eric Dupont (Fall) Rosalind Abensur (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: CCTR 225 and CCTR 226 or CCTR 220, and CCTR 310
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CCTR 320
  • CCTR 326 English Translation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Students will do specialized translation from French into English, e.g. management, real estate, insurance, and legal. There will also be practice in translating texts of a more general nature.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Heather Angela Ford (Fall) Heather Angela Ford (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: CCTR 225 and CCTR 226 or CCTR 220, and CCTR 310
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CCTR 320
  • CCTR 434 English Translation 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This course concentrates on translating texts from French into English. Texts of specialized domains will be used (e.g. management, legal, computer technology, and engineering).

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Roy Francis Cartlidge (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: CCTR 325 and CCTR 326 [or CCTR 320]
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CCTR 432
  • CCTR 436 English Translation 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This course concentrates on translating texts from French into English. Texts from one or more specialized domains will be used (e.g. health and environmental sciences, computer software programs, engineering and aeronautics). Localization techniques will be studied.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CCTR 325 and CCTR 326 [or CCTR 320]
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CCTR 432

Complementary Course (3 credits)

  • CCOM 205 Communication in Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Communication (CCE) : Written and oral communication in Management (in English): emphasis on strategies for identifying, analyzing, and solving writing and speaking problems. Course work based on academic and professional communication in management.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Nirmala Ann Menon, Heather Pengelley (Fall) Norma Kathleen Greenfield, Nirmala Ann Menon (Winter)

    • Because this course uses a workshop format, attendance at first class is desirable.
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the EA, AAC, and the Canadian Institute of Management.
  • CCTR 230 Précis-Writing / Contraction: texte (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This course is intended to give translators additional training which will be of practical use in their work. The emphasis will be on the understanding and analysis of texts in order to determine the essential elements needed in précis writing. Exercises based on varied French and English texts are intended to familiarize students with the preparation of texts of a practical nature, e.g. reports, minutes, abstracts. The objective of the course is to train students to summarize a given text accurately and concisely in a way that respects the form and sophistication of the original text and exploits the idiomatic nature of the language./ Ce cours vise à donner au traducteur une formation complémentaire utile à son travail. L'accent sera mis sur la compréhension et l'analyse du texte pour en dégager les éléments essentiels à partir desquels l'étudiant aura à rédiger un résumé. Exercices à partir de textes français et anglais variés visant à donner à l'étudiant l'habitude de rédiger des textes d'ordre pratique : comptes rendus, procès-verbaux, condensés. L'objectif sera d'arriver à une expression juste et concise respectant la forme et le niveau du texte, la correction et le caractère idiomatique de la langue.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Bilingual course / cours bilingue
  • CCTR 330 Text Revision/Révision: Texte 01 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This course is designed to teach students the principles of evaluating and correcting texts written in English or translated from French into English. Students will learn proofreading techniques and editorial practices. The relation between the translating and the revising of a text will be studied./ Ce cours vise à inculquer à l'étudiant des principes pour évaluer et corriger des textes rédigés en français ou traduits de l'anglais au français. On familiarisera l'étudiant aux techniques de la révision d'épreuves et au code typographique. La question des relations entre traduction et révision fera l'objet d'une étude.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Bilingual course / cours bilingue
    • Prerequisite: CCTR 325 and CCTR 326 [or CCTR 320]
    • Condition préalable: CCTR 325 et CCTR 326 [ou CCTR 320]
  • CCTR 331 Translation Theory/Practice (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Coordinated exercises in precise writing, translating, editing and revising. Review of contrastive grammar. Basic concepts of translation theory.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Kathryn Radford (Fall)

    • Bilingual course / cours bilingue
    • Condition préalable: CCTR 225 et CCTR 226 [ou CCTR 220]
  • CCTR 333 Spanish Translation to French (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Designed for students with a good working knowledge of Spanish, the course provides training in translation techniques from Spanish into French. Topics will cover areas of a general nature as well as business and administrative texts.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Rosalind Abensur (Winter)

  • CCTR 334 Spanish Translation to English (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Designed for students with a good working knowledge of Spanish, the course provides training in translation techniques from Spanish into English. Topics will cover areas of a general nature as well as business and administrative texts.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Rosalind Abensur (Winter)

  • CCTR 360 Spanish Translation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : The emphasis of this course is on translation from English/French into Spanish. Material chosen for this course will cover those areas which at the moment are in greatest demand: law, material related to international agreements on the environment; computer science, etc. / Cours de traduction anglais/français-espagnol. Les documents étudiés pendant le cours couvrent des sujets particulièrement d'actualité : droit, accords internationaux sur l'environnement, informatique, etc.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Daniel Zamorano (Summer)

    • Note: Language of instruction: Spanish
  • CCTR 401 Independent Studies: Translation (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Research, reading and special projects, permitting independent study under the guidance of a staff member specializing in the field of interest. Projects will have to be arranged individually with the instructors. A detailed study proposal must be submitted to the Director during the first week of class. / Recherche, lecture et projets spéciaux, permettant des études indépendantes sous la direction d'un membre du personnel spécialisé dans le domaine choisi par l'étudiant. Les projets doivent être conçus individuellement avec les chargés de cours. Projet d'étude détaillé à présenter au directeur pendant la première semaine de cours.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: James K Archibald (Fall) James K Archibald (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director
    • Condition préalable: autorisation du directeur du programme
  • CCTR 441 Traduction Littéraire-Français (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Translation (English into French) of prose of literary quality ranging from the critical essay to the descriptive or psychological novel.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CCTR 325 and CCTR 326 [or CCTR 320]
  • CCTR 442 Traduction Littéraire-Anglais (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Translation (French into English) of prose of literary quality ranging from the critical essay to the descriptive or psychological novel.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CCTR 325 and CCTR 326 [or CCTR 320]
  • CCTR 500 Translation Practicum (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Students produce translated texts in a simulated translation office. A reviser will work with students under the guidance of the course instructor. The Practicum provides access to technology and documentation while teaching basic skills in practice development. / Les étudiants traduisent des textes à un service de traduction virtuel. Un réviseur travaillera avec les étudiants, en collaboration avec le chargé de cours. Accès à certaines technologies et à de la documentation.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: James K Archibald (Fall) James K Archibald (Winter) James K Archibald (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: CCTR 232, CCTR 233 or CCTR 234, CCTR 431 or CCTR 432, or equivalent and departmental permission
    • Conditions préalables: CCTR 232, CCTR 233 ou CCTR 234, CCTR 431 ou CCTR 432, ou l'équivalent et autorisation du département

* Bilingual course
** Undergraduate degree and/or departmental approval required.

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