The Impact of EFL Students' Cultural knowledge on Their translation Performance


  • Ahmad Mohseni


This article explores the influence of the cultural knowledge of our students of English (EFL students) on their translation performance. The study found that the students often lacked sufficient knowledge on L2 culture in order to deal with widely-used cultural concepts. Even though insufficient knowledge affected the students' translation behavior negatively in several ways, actual translation often failed to reveal that they were based on deficient knowledge. The findings suggest that factual reference source have an important role to play in translation activites, and that process-oriented classroom approaches are necessary to detect overty correct solutions based on insufficient cultural knowledge.



How to Cite

Mohseni, A. (2008). The Impact of EFL Students’ Cultural knowledge on Their translation Performance. Translation Studies Quarterly, 5(20). Retrieved from



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