TCLegal Translation Portuguese-German/German-Portuguese

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




ECTS Credits



150.0 €

General Objectives of the Course
At the end of this course, students should be able of using the appropriate translation techniques applicable to translation into Portuguese and German legal texts.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
At the end of the formation, trainees should be able to:
• Use the various search features available for the translation of legal texts in German and Portuguese;
• Mastering the linguistic peculiarities of German and English legal language (technical and legal meanings lexemes of general language; typical syntactic structures; stylistic characteristics);
• Distinguish inconsistencies and asymmetries between the two legal systems (legislation and German and Portuguese judicial organization), and find alternative solutions when there is no exact terminological translation;
• Identifying recurring addressees of the translation gaps in the knowledge of contexts and undertake the necessary explanation of the contents of the original text.
Mode of Study
Face to Face
Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Successful course completion supposes the realization of all the proposed activities; the evaluation is expressed in a final grade on a scale of 0-20 points. Minimal pass grade is 10 points.
Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014