A case study: A technological insight on teaching translation
Language Teachers’ Health: Emotions and Wellbeing in the COVID-19 Pandemic
“DESIGN-BASED RESEARCH” PARA EL APRENDIZAJE DE ESPAÑOL COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA EN UN CURSO DE TRADUCCIÓN
English: For more than ten years language students have used Google Translate (GT) as a shortcut to do their homework. Some language educators do not approve the use of GT for second language learning (Faber and Turrero-García, 2020), but the reality is that machine translation is here to stay (Jiménez-Crespo, 2017). This paper presents a design-based research (DBR) approach conducted over two years, in an Introduction to translation Spanish-English course based on activities to facilitate the acquisition of translational competence (Hurtado Albir, 2001). Implementing DBR allows refining the design of the materials and improving the teaching of the Spanish language by evaluating the iterations of the project. The study identifies two design principles that can help us modify and refine pedagogical and methodological principles using digital tools.