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ENG2001T English for Translation Program III: Home

Course Description

This is the third of four courses designed to develop English language knowledge for use in translation and/or simultaneous interpretation. This course will introduce the students to different genres of texts to further broaden their exposure to authentic materials evident in their chosen career area and develop their awareness and understanding of discourse features of different genres.

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