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In a multilingual and multicultural city like Hong Kong, translation plays an important role in both daily and professional life. The BA (Honours) in Translation programme provides students with a well-rounded education in bilingual studies, producing graduates with the capacity to adapt to different linguistic and cultural situations, cultivating their confidence to pursue jobs in translation and related fields such as education, administration, journalism and public relations.
The programme design ensures a broad and balanced curriculum with practical translation courses catering to the needs of the job market, to train students’ critical thinking and prepare them for postgraduate studies. To learn more view full programme details below:
Programme Required Courses:
Students have to take compulsory courses need to be taken in the first 4 years.
- Required Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits TRA2101 Introduction to Interpreting (C-E) 3 TRA2102 Introduction to Interpreting (E-C) 3 TRA2103 Introduction to Translation (C-E) 3 TRA2104 Introduction to Translation (E-C) 3 TRA3107 Literature, Culture and Translation (I) 3 TRA3203 Introduction to Translation Studies 3 TRA3204 Translation Criticism I (E-C & C-E) 3 TRA3227 English Writing Workshop for Translators 3 TRA4318~
Translation Project (E-C and C-E) or
Translation Project (E-C) or
Translation Project (C-E) or
Translation Studies Research Project
Programme Elective Courses:
(Total 6 courses, 18 credits, to be taken from Years 2 to 4)
Students have to take at least two courses (6 credits) from each category of elective courses, for a total of four courses, and the remaining two elective courses can be chosen by the students from either category.
- Elective Courses Category A: Skills-Based Courses
- Elective Courses Category B: Literary and Cultural Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits tra3203 Introduction to Translation Studies 3 TRA3209 Translation of Texts in Popular Culture (E-C & C-E) 3 TRA3215 Bilingual Studies in Modern Fiction and Prose 3 tra3216 Bilingual Studies in Modern Poetry and Drama 3 TRA3217 Translating Cultures 3 tra3218 Translation in the Hong Kong Context 3 tra3219 Literature, Culture and Translation (II) 3 TRA3221 Topics in Bilingual Studies: Love in Chinese and Western Literatures 3 TRA3226 Studies in Comparative Literature 3 TRA3238 Cross-cultural Perspectives in Film: Thematic Comparisons 3 TRA3241 Studies on Translators 3 TRA3242 Translation and Sino-Western Cultural Exchange 3 TRA3244 Translating Travel Literature 3 TRA4303 Contemporary Translation Theory 3 TRA4307 Gender, Language and Translation 3 TRA4308 History of Translation 3 TRA4329 World Literature and Translation 3
# Students who have taken TRA3201 General Interpreting (C-E) or TRA3202 General Interpreting (E-C) are not allowed to take this course.
@ Students who have taken TRA4301 Advanced Interpreting (C-E) or TRA4302 Advanced Interpreting (E-C) are not allowed to take this course.
^^ Students who have taken TRA4323 Legal Translation (C-E) and TRA4324 Legal Translation (E-C) are not allowed to take this course.
English Language Requirements
Students admitted from the 2017-18 intake, including students admitted to first year or directly to second year or above, are required to satisfy the following English language requirements.
Special Note for 2020-2021 intake
Effective from Term 2, 2020-21, students will take the Password Test in place of DELTA. An administrative system for booking of test sessions will be accessible on CEAL’s website (details to be announced by CEAL). Students are fully subsidised for their required attempt(s) for taking the Password Test in place of DELTA. If students would like to take the Test voluntarily, it would be at students’ own cost.
I. Diagnostic English Language Tracking Assessment (DELTA)
- Undergraduate students who are admitted to Year 1 or directly to Year 2 are required to take DELTA twice respectively in their first year and second year of studies at Lingnan.
- Undergraduate students who are directly admitted to year 3 are required to take DELTA in their first year of study at Lingnan.
- Native English speakers who are exempted from taking the following courses are exempted from this requirement:
- For students admitted in 2018-19 or before: required LCE courses, viz. English for Communication I, II & III.
- For students admitted from 2019-20: University English I, University English II, English Language Enhancement elective(s) and Discipline-related professional communication course.
II. English Language Graduation Requirement
An overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic) is set as the University-wide English language minimum graduation requirement while students of the following programmes shall attain different minimum threshold scores:
|Major Programme||Minimum Overall Band Score in IELTS (Academic)|
|Bachelor of Arts in Translation, Cross-Cultural Studies, and Corporate Communication||7.0|
For more details, please visit https://www.ln.edu.hk/reg/undergraduate-programmes/english-language-requirements/.
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