The Influence of Studying Legal Course in the Progress of Translation Students' Performance in Translating English Legal Sentences into Arabic at Jadara University in Jordan

Mohammad AlShehab


The study aims at examining the influence of studying legal course in the progress of translation students' performance in translating English legal sentences into Arabic. For achieving this aim, a sample of 25 translation students was selected from English Department at Jadara University in Jordan. To collect data, a test is set up with ten English legal sentences to be translated into Arabic language. The researcher computed the percentages and ranks for each student before and after studying the legal course. Qualitatively, the researcher analyzed the legal characteristics within the translated English-Arabic sentences. The results show the highest degrees for translation students after studying the legal course. Finally, in the light of the results, a number of recommendations was written, and further future researches were suggested.

Keywords: Legal translation, Legal characteristics, Students' Performance, Jadara University

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-22-05

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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