Estonia, Tallinn

Translation in Intercultural Space

when 9 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 375

The program of the course “Translation in Intercultural Space” consists of two different language classes: English-Russian and English-Estonian.

It is well known that the translator is one of the oldest and at the same time the most demanded professions, however, the presented methodology is something new and original. Nowadays, a lot of people, including foreign language teachers, believe that the most effective way to learn a foreign language is to learn to translate not from the foreign language, but into it, because in this case a student perceives it as if it would be a mother tongue. That is the conception of our course.

The course is a combination of basic theoretical positions and practical sessions, which are held in the form of workshops and master classes for students in an attractive way. Particular attention is paid to differences in background knowledge, and wider – language images of the world of native speakers and translators.

Course leader

Boris Baljasnyj, PhD

Target group

It is assumed that those who will be studying the English-Russian translation already speak both languages at least at B2 level. The same requirements are applied to English-Estonian translation students. The course is ideal for students of political science faculties in the countries of the former Soviet Union, because it offers one of the best opportunities for comparing two or more former Soviet countries through the prism of texts. It is also ideal for those whose work or business is connected with Russia or Estonia, and for all who are interested in Estonian and Russian languages ​​and cultures, including in the diaspora.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to introduce the main grounds of modern translation theory,including the ability to understand
cultural differences / differences between native and translating languages.

Fee info

EUR 375: Early-bird fee until March 31, 2018. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.
EUR 425: Regular fee after March 31, 2018. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.