Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 15. Number 1, March 2024                                Pp. 132-143

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Enhancing Translation Competence: Investigating Summarization Impact on
English/French to Arabic Translation.

 Ismail Abdulwahhab Ismail
University of Ninevah, Mosul, Iraq
Al-Noor University College, Mosul, Iraq


Received:11/22/2023         Accepted:02/15/2024                 Published:03/20/2024


The training of oral and written summarization is embedded in Cognitive Apprenticeship Theory (CAT). This study examines how this form of intervention can improve the long-term reading comprehension skills of students at the Intermediate level; under a program to train translators in English/French into Arabic. It assesses the effectiveness of individual learning and cooperative study methods. One group was given personalized learning, another collaborative; both were split further into spoken and written groups. The 120 students in this cohort all came from the translation studies department at Al-Noor University College (all under age 23). During the six sessions, a delayed post-test used summarization and cooperation scales. The results obtained from one-way ANOVA clarify the impact of summarization training, with verbal groups performing better than written and control learning. In the delayed post-test, groups engaged in collaborative learning notably improved. According to survey results, questions about teacher and student feedback offer mainly positive evaluations of summarization strategies and collaborative learning in translation studies. This study stresses the advanced reading skills in translation studies students gained through summarization training or collaborative learning. This study investigates if there are significant differences in the delayed improvement of reading skills among Translation Department students due to different patterns of summarization training, individually and collaboratively. It also investigates whether there is a significant difference in the delayed effects on reading skills between collaborative and individual approaches, as well as summarizing strategies perception among teachers and students working in Translation Departments.
Keywords: Arabic translation, cognitive apprenticeship, English translation, French translation, reading
comprehension, sociocultural theory, training in summarization strategies, translation competence, translation studies

Cite as:  Ismail, A. I. (2024). Enhancing Translation Competence: Investigating Summarization Impact on English/French to Arabic Translation.  Arab World English Journal, 15(1): 132-143.


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Received: 11/22/2023
Accepted: 02/15/2024 
Published: 03/20/2024  

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdulwahhab Ismail works at the University of Ninevah. He is specialist in Translation and Linguistics. Dr. Ismail holds a Ph.D. from Mosul University. He authored numerous academic papers and several books. With extensive experience in teaching and journalism, he participated in many international. Dr. Ismail speaks fluently Arabic, English, and French. ORCID ID: