The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
ELL225 : Introduction to Old English
Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.
This module teaches students to read the earliest written English, texts from over a thousand years ago. The first half of the course give an intensive introduction to basic Old English grammar. As you build confidence, we’ll gradually transition to translating a set text chosen by you (last year's was a sermon about witchcraft). The course typically recruits equal numbers of literature and language students, and assessments allow both approaches. All teaching is in small groups with a lively atmosphere.
There are two one-hour classes per week, and an additional bi-weekly one-hour translation workshop.
20% - weekly translation tasks taken via MOLE • 40% - two in-class tests • 40% - translation of 30-line passage from set text
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