ENG2123 - Translation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

Central approaches to translation within the field of Translation Studies will be presented and discussed. Focus will be on the interdisciplinarity of the field, and on translation as a linguistic as well as a cultural practice.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course have

- a broad overview of the main approaches to translation as presented within the field of Translation Studies.

- knowledge about different methodologies that can be used in studying translation and translations.

- developed an awareness of and insight into translation as a linguistic as well as a cultural undertaking.


Candidates who have passed this course are able to

- describe and reflect on central ideas and issues within the field of Translation Studies.

- use models and concepts from Translation Studies to analyse translations within different genres.

- describe and analyse different types of translation problems in translations they have produced themselves.

- describe and reflect on translation as a linguistic as well as a cultural undertaking.

Learning methods and activities

Video presentations and topical seminars (where the week's topic is explored through task-based learning, collaborative writing and group discussions, under guidance). Students are required to use the course learning platform regularly.

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Portfolio assessment. The portfolio will consist of 3 different assignments. The submissions will receive an overall grade. All three submissions will have to receive a pass grade for the whole of the portfolio to receive a pass grade. Students who fail must redo all the assignments in the portfolio.

In semesters where ENG2123 is not taught, NTNU will not be offering a resit examination.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ENG3123 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Language
  • English
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Portfolio assessment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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