The Ability of Translation Students in Anslating English Technical Text into Arabic at Jadara University in Jordan (Published)
The aim of this study is to examine the ability of translation students in translating technical text from `English into Arabic at Jadara University in Jordan. To allow data collection, the researcher provided a technical text containing various technical expressions to be translated from English into Arabic as a test to investigate their levels in the field of technical translation. The translation text was reviewed by a panel of experts, their remarks and comments were taken into considerations. The English text included (35) technical expressions. The text was given to a random sample of (23) BA translation students. The students were asked to translate the English text into Arabic. The findings of the study were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Quantitatively, identifying translation students’ ability in translating a technical oriented text from English into Arabic, followed by discussing and analyzing their answers according to the previous studies presented. The results showed that the ability of students in translating technical and military text displayed fairly low level. Also, it showed no statistical differences between males and females in translating such text. Based on the results of this study, the researcher provided several recommendations. The most important is the need to increase the number of translation courses, including various translation courses in the English department syllabi at Jadara University.
Keywords: Jadara University, Jordan, technical expressions, technical translation, translation level