The Impact of a Suggested Practical Programme on Improving Arts of English Seniors’ Translation Competences at the Islamic University of Gaza and Their Attitudes Towards Translation

Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Translation No.5 May, 2016

20 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2016

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Akram Habeeb

Islamic University of Gaza

Mohammed Ahmed

Islamic University of Gaza

Mona Abu el-Reesh

Islamic University of Gaza

Date Written: June 15, 2016

Abstract

The main research objective of this study is to examine the impact of a suggested practical programme on improving ‘Arts of English’ seniors’ translation competences at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) and explore their attitudes towards translation. Researchers referred to previous studies, theoretical framework and some models for classifying translation competences and subsequently developed a modified and refereed model. The results showed that ‘Arts of English’ seniors are required to have three main competences: knowledge, skills and attitudes. The researchers also prepared a programme including a handout for students, job experience, training methods and learning styles and evaluation tools. Additionally, data were collected using an assessment card with a supportive tool; self-assessment reports, and after the researchers ensured the validity and reliability of the tools the constructed programme was applied on 15 students selected randomly from the sample of the study, including 30 female students. Data collected were statistically analyzed, and the t-test independent sample and Eta square were used to measure the effect size after conducting the test of normality. After completing the programme the post assessment card results were compared with those of the pre-assessment card and there was a statistically significant improvement in the students’ performance as observed in the post assessment card. The researchers also constructed an attitude scale, and results showed that the programme had a significant impact on improving students' attitudes towards translation.

Keywords: English seniors, practical programme, students’ performance, translation attitudes,

Suggested Citation

Habeeb, Akram and Ahmed, Mohammed and Abu el-Reesh, Mona, The Impact of a Suggested Practical Programme on Improving Arts of English Seniors’ Translation Competences at the Islamic University of Gaza and Their Attitudes Towards Translation (June 15, 2016). Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Translation No.5 May, 2016 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2795883 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2795883

Akram Habeeb

Islamic University of Gaza ( email )

Gaza-AlRimal
Palestine

Mohammed Ahmed (Contact Author)

Islamic University of Gaza ( email )

Gaza-AlRimal
Palestine

Mona Abu el-Reesh

Islamic University of Gaza ( email )

Gaza-AlRimal
Palestine

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