Reflection of Undergraduate Students on Translation Process: An Outlook of Translation Teaching in University




translation process, translation teaching, undergraduate students


The research attempted to recognize students’ comprehension in adopting a set of procedures in the translation process compared to the translation-professional choices in real-situation. Thus, two sets of questionnaires were provided for students and professional translators. The qualitative method was employed in conducting the research. The first questionnaire enabled students to express their feelings, thoughts, and ideas concerning the translation course and process. This reflection revealed the students’ strategies, interests, and motivation in attending the course. It also allowed the student to see the importance and benefit of the course. On the other hand, the second questionnaire drew some insight into professional translators’ choice in doing a translation, particularly on strategy in dealing with texts. Those finding provides an opportunity for teachers to identify the students’ needs in learning and practicing the translation as close as the professional does and finally to find the best approach in teaching translation. 


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Author Biographies

Roswani Siregar, Universitas Al-Azhar, Medan

Senior Lecturer in Department of Economics, Universitas Al-Azhar Medan

Risnawaty Risnawaty, Universitas Muslim Nusantara Al-Washliyah, Medan

Senior lecturer at Universitas Muslim Nusantara Al-Washliyah, Medan

Yulia Arfanti, Universitas Muslim Nusantara Al-Washliyah

Lecturer of Linguistic, Universitas Muslim Nusantara Al-Washliyah

Milisi Sembiring, English and Literature, Fakultas Sastra, Universitas Methodist Indonesia

Senior Lecturer of English and Literature, Fakultas Sastra, Universitas Methodist Indonesia


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