Translation Studies in German as a Foreign Language (GFL) in Africa (Nigeria). A Weapon Against “Waiting Room Dangers”

Authors

  • Omotayo Ibukun Fakayode University of the Free State, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.38140/jtsa.2.4275

Keywords:

Translation Studies, Additional Language Learning, Translation for Other Learning Contexts, German as a Foreign Language Lesson

Abstract

The importance of translation in Additional Language Learning (ALL) cannot be overemphasized as there exists of late various studies in support of this fact. Extant studies on this issue have dealt with various aspects of translation about language learning in Europe, Canada, Australia and also in the US, although studies in this regard are not limited to these geographical boundaries. Moreover, these studies do not only focus on the impact of translation on ALL but also on various other issues like plurilingualism as it relates to translation in ALL.  However, research in this regard are relatively scarce in the African context. As such, many studies done in Africa, particularly in Nigeria are limited in scope when it comes to the relevance of translation in learning German as a Foreign Language (GFL). This study therefore seeks to shed more light on how translation studies in GFL lessons in Nigeria could be useful as a weapon against “waiting room dangers”.

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Author Biography

Omotayo Ibukun Fakayode, University of the Free State, South Africa

Omotayo FAKAYODE is presently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Linguistics and Language Practice, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. She finished her PhD in the Department of Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University in the field of German Language and Linguistics (Translation). She also works in the same university as a lecturer of German.

Published

2021-03-03

How to Cite

Fakayode, O. I. (2021). Translation Studies in German as a Foreign Language (GFL) in Africa (Nigeria). A Weapon Against “Waiting Room Dangers”. Journal for Translation Studies in Africa, (2), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.38140/jtsa.2.4275

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