Translation I: Six Week Workshop

WRITING X 461.25

Learn to translate literature into English in this workshop designed for writers with even just a simple understanding of a foreign language.

Starting at $485.00
As few as 6 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Learn different approaches to completing a translation project
  • Compare and discuss multiple translations of one work
  • Get an overview of the translation field
  • Practice translating work in a supportive and knowledgeable environment

About this course:

This class is primarily geared to writers who have never translated before or who are just getting started in the process. You should have a basic or working knowledge of another language, but you definitely need not be fluent or even a comfortable speaker. You can translate from any language, but all students will be translating work into English. The first half of the course is focused on readings and short exercises. You learn from translators who have written about their process and get a range of perspectives on how to approach the craft. Weekly assignments help you to process the readings, and short translation exercises help you to ease into this exciting form of writing. The second half of the course is devoted to workshopping the pieces you have chosen to translate.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
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Instructor: Ruben Quesada
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2023
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 24, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Tue Jan 10, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Jan 17, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Jan 24, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Jan 31, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 7, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 14, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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