Routes in Teaching Modern Greek

C7 - Translation in the Classroom
(C7 - Translation in the Foreign Language Classroom)

Translation constitutes within the context of foreign languages university departments, where the philology of a foreign language and culture is taught, an indispensable subject field, a special division within the department and a significant activity of the students. Respectively, studying at Translation Departments requires the proficient use of two foreign languages. In general, translation and foreign language teaching are directly connected, while translation is often considered to be the “fifth communicative skill”.

Within the framework of Modern Greek language Departments, the translational activity of both students and teachers is very important especially pertaining to the translation of Greek literature to the target-language.

The present module discusses the implementation of translation activities for the acquisition of Greek as an FL, while it equally examines the language teaching approaches which concern translation in the foreign language classroom.