This course offers an introduction to German-English translation skills. Rather than focusing on translation theory, the course aims to give students practical insight into the translating process. In class, students will work on typical translation problems caused by grammatical and lexical factors. Each week we will address a particular grammatical or structural issue that arises from the significant differences between the English and German languages and their respective textual cultures. Over and above class work, students will be expected to prepare a translation each week involving the skills addressed in the previous week's class. Since translating into English - perhaps more than any other activity - demands an intimate knowledge of the language, students will also be given the chance to hone their overall knowledge of the English language.