UCJANGBP24 Localization in Translation

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UCJANGBP24/A: Thu 12:15–13:50 M12, L. Práger
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to develop knowledge of English professional terminology in the field of professional translation, business, services and corporate documentation. Students will get acquainted with the issues of professional translation, localization and cultural adaptation, ie the adaptation of a product, document or service to target users. After completing the seminar, students will be able to use the above facts correctly in English and Czech.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to describe and apply the process of localization to the translated text
  • 1. Introduction to the topic
  • 2. What is localization: Globalization, internationalization, localization
  • 3. Translation and localization: Processes and trends
  • 4. Localization and translation theory
  • 5. Assignment of a translation project
  • 6. Localization and equivalence
  • 7. Localization and style
  • 8. Locations and services 1
  • 9. Locations and services 2
  • 10. Product localization 1
  • 11. Product localization 2
  • 12. Localization and company documents and presentations
  • 13. Presentation of the final project
    recommended literature
  • Munday, Jeremy. Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and applications. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Translation project presentation
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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