chapter  9
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book explains that from the Grammar-Translation Method to the present day, translation has always played a role in foreign language learning and teaching. In the educational context, translation is being increasingly undertaken more and more as both a means and an end; it is carried out into and out of the mother tongue; it takes various forms and is an integral part of teaching procedures as well as testing at all levels of the language curriculum. Maria Gonzales Davies proposes incorporating the study of translation in Additional Language Learning (ALL) under the broader field of Translation in Other Learning Contexts (TOLC). The approach adopted in this study is plurilingual, humanistic and socioconstructivist, and statistical analyses were used to corroborate the results obtained from the investigation of students and teachers beliefs and perceptions about translation as a skill and a learning strategy.