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Department of English Translation and Interpreting

Aim of the Program

ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING PROGRAM REGULATIONS

In order to maintain the FEDEK Criteria-2, the aims of English Translation and Interpreting Undergraduate Program have been prepared as follows:

THE AIMS OF ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

English Translation and Interpreting Department undergraduate program offers an education that aims to fulfill the public and private sector dynamics and social necessities as well as to form a scientific background. The main objective of our program is to train individuals who have acquired the skills and abilities required by the profession of translation and interpreting, who are equipped with technical and theoretical knowledge, who pursues international professional quality standards, who are team players, and who have a professional ethics awareness. Upon the completion of this program, our students:

1) have sufficient information on historical development of translation and interpreting profession in Turkey and all over the world.

2) have full knowledge of style levels of source and target languages and have high level communication skills.

3) speak at least two languages fluently.

4) have a high command on cultures of the foreign languages being aware of importance of cultural differences in communication.

5) know and apply strategies and techniques while translating between the working languages.

6) use dictionaries, term bases, computer and information and communication technologies efficiently.

7) gain knowledge and awareness of legal framework and professional ethics of translation profession in line with the universal values.

8) understand the importance of lifelong learning.

9) know the means and methods of research and knowledge acquisition in order to access it in a short time.

10) have knowledge about various applications of subject specific fields in the translation and interpreting profession.

11) have a high command on terminology studies, quality control process and editing methods in translation.

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