Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number 4 December 2022                                   Pp.251-264

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Problems and Countermeasure Analysis of Sci-Tech Translation Course for the Master of
Translation and Interpreting in Chinese Inland Universities

 Chaozhong Peng
 Jiangxi Research Center of Incorruption Governance Culture, Jiangxi Normal University,
Nanchang City, China
Foreign Languages College, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang City, China
Corresponding Author:

Xia Peng
 Jiangxi College of Foreign Studies, Nanchang City, China

Received: 09/27/2022         Accepted:11/19/2022                 Published: 12/15/2022


The education program for the Master of Translation and Interpreting has drawn much attention in recent years in China due to the increasing demand for translators and interpreters with the rapid development of global trade. The program has cultivated many talents, but problems that occurred also deserve attention. This paper explores the the common issues in the “Science and Technology Translation” course for the Master of Translation and Interpreting, including the lack of actual practice from the translation market, the shortage of professional knowledge for both teachers and students in many special fields, and the insufficiency of up-to-date materials in Chinese universities, especially those inland ones. Based on some Chinese scholars’ research and the mode of the Simulated Translation Bureau of some European universities, the study aims at proposing a countermeasure of the Simulated Translation Project from several aspects such as its particular purposes, features, application procedures, and advantages and disadvantages. This study is qualitative and the observation results collected are based on the performance of different Groups in the past three years from 2020 to 2022. After the practice in three spring semesters, the study concluded that the countermeasure is not only effective in solving the problems, improve students’ language service consciousness and translation competence, but also valuable in guiding students to choose suitable projects materials to construct an interdiscipliary vision, guarantee the ideological and political education function of the course for the contribution to the communication between China and other countries.
Keywords: Master of translation and interpreting, science and technology translation, project management,
simulated translation project, language service consciousness, interdisciplinary vision, ideological and political education

Cite as: Peng, C., & Peng, X. (2022). Problems and Countermeasure Analysis of Sci-Tech Translation Course for the Master of Translation and Interpreting in Chinese Inland Universities Arab World English Journal, 13 (4) 251-264.


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Received: 09/27/2022
Accepted: 11/19/2022  
Published: 12/15/2022  

Chaozhong Peng is an associate professor and the Director of the First Teaching and Research Department of Foreign Languages College at Jiangxi Normal University in China. His main research interests include Practical Translation Teaching, Practical Translation, Advertising Translation, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Translation.

Xia Peng is a lecturer in Jiangxi College of Foreign Studies in China. Her areas of expertise are College English teaching, second language acquisition. After graduating from Jiangxi Normal University with a master’s degree of arts, she has been teaching College English for more than 7 years. ORCiD: