Course objectives:

The main objective of this course is to familiarize students with the translating


The learning outcomes of this  course

At the end of the lecture, students would be able to:

-          Recognize translation mechanisms in acts of communication

-          Define translation as a communication process

-          Identify the different steps the translation goes through

-          Understand the reasons behind the translator’s decisions


They would be also able to :

- Understand the difference between languages in expressing the same meanings and the limitations of a given language in rendering some expressions in some situations.

- Identify the different linguistic procedures applicable to some translation difficulties.

- Apply these procedures in translating sentences of varying difficultie

 process and its underlying principles.


prerequisites: No particular competence is needed for this course, except for efficient knowledge of English and Arabic, the two languages used here as a medium of presentation and illustration.