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Unit convenor and teaching staff
TRAN889 or TRAN8089
This unit aims to advance and consolidate the skills and strategies acquired in the Simultaneous Interpreting into English 1 unit. To this end, more difficult speeches and panel discussions that are delivered and carried out in professional settings will be used for intensive practice into English. Students are required to practice interpreting both with text and without text using a combination of coping strategies.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Midterm Examination||30%||No||Week 7|
|Final Examination||50%||No||Week 14|
Students are strongly encouraged to attend all of the lectures and tutorials scheduled for the unit to acquire the necessary skills and strategies of simultaneous interpreting. Students will undertake simultaneous interpreting exercises with more complex and specialized speeches, and are encouraged to carry out self-assessment as well as peer assessment in and outside class. Both formative and summative feedback will be provided to students during class time.
Students are required to interpret one speech of approximately 15 to 20 minutes from LOTE (Language Other Than English) into English, equivalent to 2000 to 2500 English words using the simultaneous mode in the conference interpreting booth. An interpreting brief will be published through iLearn one week before the examination date. Individual performance will be marked with marking rubrics that are made available to students via iLearn at the beginning of the unit.
Students are required to interpret one speech of 20 minutes or slightly longer from LOTE (Language Other Than English) into English, equivalent to 2500 to 3000 words, using the simultaneous mode in the conference interpreting booth. An interpreting brief will be published through iLearn one week before the examination date. Individual performance will be marked with marking rubrics that are made available to students via iLearn at the beginning of the unit.
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Training materials are selected from various sources publicly available, including YouTube and various websites of interest. The learning strategies adopted are mainly face to face interaction and online communication. Students will be encouraged to leverage iLearn for communication and participate in group discussion, peer evaluation and individual and group preparation for various interpreting tasks.
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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.
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Unit information based on version 2021.01R of the Handbook