Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

This wonderful title comes from a book about translation recommended a while back by a colleague. It’s a stimulating set of short essays by David Bellos, a distinguished translator, written in a style that makes many of the facets of translation easily accessible—which is why I like using some of the essays, or parts of them, with students. As we study works in translation, it seems a significant omission if we do not take a little time to address the ...

Reflective Statement and its relation to the Written Assignment: a puzzle

Because there are just so many confusions and questions about completing the assessment for Part 1, it would seem useful to have a posting here that addresses some of these. 1. The Reflective Statement.  This is a one-time exercise, one that is very much like a journal entry. What should it NOT be: -It is not meant to be an evaluation of how well-prepared, interesting or clever Jaime and Samir were in their presentation of an Interactive Oral. -It is not an abstract or ...