Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2019/10
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Exploring the Potential for Applying Translation to Foreign Language Teaching:
Using Japanese-Subtitled Videos in TILT Activities
Contribution Type Single author
Journal Invitation to Interpreting & Translation Studies
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher The Japan Association for Interpreting and Translation Studies
Volume, Issue, Page (21),pp.87-101
Details This paper will report on a series of TILT (Translation in Language Teaching) activities, using
Japanese-subtitled videos, that were conducted in a Japanese university classroom by the
author. A total of 57 learners majoring in a foreign language (mostly English) formed the
participating group for these activities, which included certain EFL-based exercises, such as
vocabulary building, listening (dictation), and writing (J-E translation). In addition, a
learner-teacher collaborative translation activity was used that employed an EXCEL database
as a simplified version of translation memory, a professional translation aid tool. Overall, the
main purpose of this classroom-based research was to explore the potential for the use of TILT,
with a strong focus on L2 production. The author contends that good results can be achieved
by introducing new and original activities in this way, along with subsequent reporting on the
work and responses of the participants who actually experienced them.
URL for researchmap https://honyakukenkyu.sakura.ne.jp/shotai_vol21/No_21-006-Ramsden.pdf