Literary Translation

An introduction to the art of translation.

Locations: San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, San Carlos, San Mateo

Cost: $100/hr.

Recommended hours: 9-13.5


  • Uncover the motives, mistrust, and mystique that have forever characterized translation
  • Compare the greats’ ideas about their own craft
  • Choose a text and create your own translation with feedback from your instructor

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251/ (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

“Translator, traitor.” This old Italian saying laments what is lost as a text crosses the divide between languages. But can anything be gained? Get acquainted with the theory of translation, learn from famous examples, and try your hand at this intersection of logic and literature. With weekly feedback from your instructor, you’ll end the course with your own translation of a set of poems or a short story.

A mind-expanding experience for anyone interested in creative writing or poetry, this course is designed for students with advanced knowledge of any foreign language.

Make the Most of the Summer!

Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

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Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
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