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Contemporary Approaches in Education

Kevin Norley, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Hasan Arslan

Contemporary Approaches in Education presents papers of the Fifth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Sixth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey. The contributions deal with a wide range of educational issues, namely teaching and learning, educational policy and school psychology.
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Translation Competency Implementation, its Relevance in the Overall Efficiency in Translation from English into Albanian


Abstract This paper will focus on translation competency implementation in English translation and its impact on the overall translation efficiency of Albanian native speaker students. The study comes out as a result of the research analysis based upon the gathered data of 50 translations made by English language department students at State University of Tetova. The research analysis of this topic focuses on a range of competencies which are detected within the SL and the TL natural language structure, seen from a comparative approach and based on the role of parameters determining the degree of competency of the overall implementation in the TL (i.e. Albanian). Emphasis will be put on translation issues dealing with cultural, language, subject, textual, and text content issues in order to identify the key translation difficulties between the two languages. The aim of the paper is to give a better theoretical definition to translation competency implementation, seen in the practical context of the process, using a so-called empirical-experimental analysis of the written translated documents. The definition in question has to follow and consider the underlying system of students’ language skills, is required in order to reach a higher level of translation competencies. It has to focus on the following issues: a) it is an expert knowledge and is not possessed by all bilinguals, b) it is basically and realistically procedural and not declarative student knowledge, c) it comprises various interrelated sub-competencies, and d) the strategic component is very important, as it is the case...

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