TRA 7090 Bilingual Presentation: Adaptation and Rewriting (3 units)
This course is practical in orientation. It is designed to help students produce texts by using materials effectively in cross-lingual situations, i.e. to produce texts in English using Chinese source materials and vice versa. Exercises will cover a wide range of genres and areas including news, entertainment, information technology, science, business and others. Focus will be placed on the skills of contextual interpretation of materials, concise expression of ideas, accurate translation of terminology, effective management of information and good communication. Students will learn to handle information in a discriminating and target-oriented manner. They will be given help to improve their language skills in both English and Chinese. They will also be alerted to the importance of presenting and packaging information in attractive ways. Special attention will be given to cultural sensitivity in handling information in cross-cultural situations.
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