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About this site

The main purpose of this site is to provide a course on line for Advanced Language Learners to learn to translate Tagalog narratives into English using different web-based tools, such as concordance, word frequency, interlinear translator, discussion forum and on-line dictionary.

Overview of the translation task
Diagram from Larson l998, p. 4
Larson, Mildred L. 1998. Meaning-based translation: A guide to cross-language equivalence.
Lanham, MD: University Press of America and Summer Institute of Linguistics. x, 586 p.

This course on line hopes to train students to use and  listen to simple dialogs, use a prepared word frequency count and a dictionary on line to transcribe dialog text and go through the process of writing a simple to more accurate translation of the Tagalog dialog into English.  In addition, the course will develop students' Foreign Language reading skills of a given text with the aid of prepared word frequency list and concordance of the text.  Students will  also have an opportunity to translate the reading text using the Interlinear Translator and all the translation tools.  Organization is one of the skills students will develop in this course as they will be required to create a database of words in the duration of the course..  These words will then be the basis of a vocabulary test at the end of the semester.  The translation tools are easy to follow and use for the purpose of training students to become translators in the language.

Several translation articles are also posted in this site.  Reading these articles will give you a brief foundation on the theories of translation and effective strategies on translation and an introduction of the different studies made about teaching and learning translation

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ABOUT THIS SITE

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