Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics (ICEMSE 2017)

China's College English Translation Teaching: Importance, Problems and Suggestions

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Qin Yao
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Qin Yao
Available Online December 2017.
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Keywords
non-English college students, translation teaching, importance, problems, suggestions
Abstract
This paper explores the problems in the perspective of current non-English college students' translation teaching in China after pointing out its significance and the reforms it has undergone. Over the past decades of years, college English education, despite its reforms of syllabuses and curriculum requirements as well as the inclusion and expansion of translation part in the national College English Test examinations, has hardly made any spectacular progress on the fostering of non-English major students' English translating capabilities. Absence of independent translation teaching courses, high-grade textbooks, and qualified teachers exists on translation teaching in college English education. Three suggestions are proposed to solve the awkward situation. First, offer independent translation courses by adding one period of specialized translation class or making translation a selective course to equip non-English college students with more translation competence to better facilitate their future careers. Second, compile special translating course books integrally, systematically, and pertinently to stimulate students' interest and enthusiasm so as to improve their real translating competence. Third, provide qualified translation faculty through appropriate training programs or recruiting specialized translation teachers. This paper pioneers a new way to the research of non-English college translation education and provides some profound insights.
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