Students who study abroad in San Sebastián, Spain have the opportunity to take an Advanced Translation course. This course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of translation from Spanish to English and vice-versa through readings and different types of exercises on the translation of different text genres.
In Spring 2017 the students of the Advanced Translation course were on a roll. As always, the course features theory and practice. Starting in January, the hardworking students put their linguistic proficiency to good use by translating stories about Basque folklore and mythology from Spanish into English for children.
Isanne Vetter, Sommer Denison, and Sandra Luna-Mota translated one story after the other until they finished seven stories by the end of the semester. With titles such as The Three Secrets, A Mole in the Garden, Miluzar, Atarrabi and Mikelats, the students became fascinated by Basque folklore while they refined their linguistic abilities. Their energetic professor, Natalia Errazkin, encouraged and guided them every step of the way.
Everyone’s hard work was well worth the effort and the stories were accepted for publication by Amazon.
You can find links to four of the Amazon books below: