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TRAN8082 – Advanced Interpreting Practice

2021 – Session 2, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor
Jinhyun Cho
Lecturer
Della Goswell
Lecturer
Masako Ogawa
Lecturer
Shiyi Ye
Lecturer
Jared Nemes
Margaret Wood
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
TRAN822 or TRAN8022
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

The aim of this unit is to provide students with opportunities to practice interpreting skills in linguistically sophisticated and potentially challenging arenas at the highest level of interpreting studies. This unit consists of practical as well as research components. It provides students with opportunities to practice interpreting in a wide range of topic areas in the form of longer consecutive as well as simultaneous interpreting. Also included in the unit is research component, in which students are expected to apply theoretical knowledge to the critical analysis of their interpreting skills and decisions, while defining appropriate interpreting strategies. Through generic lectures and language-specific tutorials, students are required to achieve advanced interpreting skills, develop research techniques and communicate in critical and reflexive ways.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Demonstrate ability to transfer longer messages accurately between A and B languages.
  • ULO2: Consolidate essential advanced interpreting techniques and skills.
  • ULO3: Apply discourse analysis for the purpose of interpreting.
  • ULO4: Use interpreting skills in more formal contexts.
  • ULO5: Apply advanced research techniques to enhance domain-specific knowledge.
  • ULO6: Display management of technology required for interpreting in formal situations.
  • ULO7: Demonstrate reflective and critical practice to become life-long learners.

General Assessment Information

Requesting an extension to assignment due date

On occasion, you may be in a situation when you aren't able to submit an assessment task on time. Extensions are only given in special circumstances, by completing a Special Consideration request. For more information on Special Consideration, see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration  

Late submission of assignments

If you haven't been approved for an extension and you submit your assessment task late, penalties are applied. You should consult your unit convenor if you are in this position. Late submissions will receive a 5% per day penalty. If you submit the assessment task 10 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, you will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks. Weekends and public holidays are included

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Mid-term interpreting assessment 30% No Week 7
Reflective essays 20% No Week 8
Final interpreting exam 50% No Week 14

Mid-term interpreting assessment

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 1 hours
Due: Week 7
Weighting: 30%

 

Students are required to perform monologic interpreting in both directions between English and LOTE (languages other than English). Based on a pre-distributed exam topic, students should demonstrate research skills and critical practice. Students should refer to the iLearn site for further details.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate ability to transfer longer messages accurately between A and B languages.
  • Consolidate essential advanced interpreting techniques and skills.
  • Use interpreting skills in more formal contexts.
  • Apply advanced research techniques to enhance domain-specific knowledge.
  • Display management of technology required for interpreting in formal situations.
  • Demonstrate reflective and critical practice to become life-long learners.

Reflective essays

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: Week 8
Weighting: 20%

 

Following the mid-term interpreting assessment, students are required to critically evaluate recorded interpreting performance through which to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Based on self-analysis of interpreting skills, students should write a reflective essay.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Consolidate essential advanced interpreting techniques and skills.
  • Apply discourse analysis for the purpose of interpreting.
  • Apply advanced research techniques to enhance domain-specific knowledge.
  • Demonstrate reflective and critical practice to become life-long learners.

Final interpreting exam

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 1 hours
Due: Week 14
Weighting: 50%

 

Students are required to perform interpreting in both directions between English and LOTE in a simultaneous mode. Students should refer to the iLearn site for further details.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate ability to transfer longer messages accurately between A and B languages.
  • Consolidate essential advanced interpreting techniques and skills.
  • Apply discourse analysis for the purpose of interpreting.
  • Use interpreting skills in more formal contexts.
  • Display management of technology required for interpreting in formal situations.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Writing Centre for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Please refer to the iLearn site for details. 

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Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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