Evaluation of translation technology textbooks from the perspective of translator’s technological competence
Keywords:translation technology, translator’s technological competence, translation education, textbook compilation, textbook evaluation
The development of technology has prompted the translation from an “empirical” practice to gradually show its “technical” feature. Translation technology has been one of the necessary competences for professional translators and has been incorporated into current translation education. As the basis of college teaching and curriculum construction, the quality of textbooks directly affects students’ learning efficiency and ability acquisition. This paper selects fourteen translation technology textbooks and analyzes their compilation under the guidance of the Translator’s Technological Competence (TTC). It finds three problems: illogical compelling principle, unbalanced contents of practice and theory, and lack of learning resources. Then, this paper proposes solutions to those problems respectively. This study provides references for teachers to choose the appropriate teaching materials and helps to improve future textbook compilation to achieve better teaching results.
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