Lecture #2: Chinese-English Translation: A Suggested Method for Beginning Students
Carl Gene Fordham
Beijing International Studies University
Monday 23 October 2017
You can watch it either on YouTube or Bilibili.
Bilibili (哔哩哔哩): 【傅君恺】趣谈中文翻译：一个推荐给初学者的翻译方法
Sorry this has taken over four months to post this! I have been incredibly busy of late. I actually gave this lecture in October last year, but have only just had time to write up a summary and translation today. I am planning on giving a few more public lectures at BISU this semester, so stay tuned!
What I Discussed in my Lecture
You might remember that during the first public lecture I gave at BISU I talked about the importance of cultivating good study habits when learning a foreign language. I also discussed some common problems faced by Chinese learners of English. In this follow-up lecture, my focus is primarily on translation, specifically Chinese-into-English translation. I provide a step-by-step procedure that students can follow when doing translation exercises and projects.