Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course will introduce students to the translation of short texts of different genres from French into English and from English into French. It will allow them to further improve their knowledge of the French language and culture while learning some common translation strategies.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate higher-order grammatical and translation skills;

2. Use varying registers of language appropriately;

3. Translate simple literary and journalistic texts to and from French.


1. A series of guided readings in the area of translation strategies and their applications;

2. A series of assessed translation exercises.


This course replaces FREN3900. If you have successfully completed FREN3900 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

FREN3610/FREN3620 or equivalent

Assessment items

Written Assignment: 5 Translation exercise assessments (each worth 12.5% of the course)

In Term Test: 3 in-class tests (each worth 12.5% of the course)

Contact hours



Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

This course will be delivered online via a series of guided readings and self-directed learning exercises on Blackboard. Occasional on-campus meetings (Callaghan) to be arranged as necessary. Independent study equiv. to 10 hrs per wk for 12 wks.

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