Harvard University – Extension School

Harvard University – Extension School
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About the Program

Program Description

Harvard University offers the following two extension courses of translation:


Students read texts from the Spanish language press, the social sciences, science, and the humanities. Opportunities are provided for students to read in their areas of interest and to translate a substantial document or story into English. We review and study further the Spanish grammar necessary for reading. Conducted in English.


Students read French texts of moderate difficulty and translate them into English. Differences between French and English ways of written expression are pointed outand emphasis given to translations that read not as literally translated French but as English originals. Conducted in English. Prerequisite: a basic knowledge of French and English grammar.


Noncredit and undergraduate credit $1,100.

Editor notes

In addition to a varied offer of courses on languages and literature, the Harvard Universityoffers two courses on translation, Focusing on literary translation and emphasizing the importance of fluent translations.



Contact Information

Harvard University Extension School

51 Brattle StreetCambridge,

MA 02138-3722 USA

Phone: +1-617-495-4024

E-mail: extension@dcemail.harvard.edu

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