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TRAN8090 – Simultaneous Interpreting into English 2

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
Shiyi Ye
Margaret Wood
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
TRAN889 or TRAN8089
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
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.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Demonstrate the enhanced skills required for simultaneous interpreting into English;
  • ULO2: Master coping strategies required for challenges inherent to simultaneous interpreting into English and manifested in different contexts;
  • ULO3: Demonstrate a systemic and on-going effort in building world knowledge needed for international, regional and inter-governmental and industry-related conferences;
  • ULO4: Critically analyse, evaluate and reflect on your into English simultaneous interpreting performance through individual, peer and group assessment;
  • ULO5: Show a profound understanding of simultaneous interpreting as a life-long practice which requires rigorous and systematic effort on a regular basis.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
In-class assessment 20% No Various
Midterm Examination 30% No Week 7
Final Examination 50% No Week 14

In-class assessment

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 36 hours
Due: Various
Weighting: 20%

 

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.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the enhanced skills required for simultaneous interpreting into English;
  • Master coping strategies required for challenges inherent to simultaneous interpreting into English and manifested in different contexts;
  • Demonstrate a systemic and on-going effort in building world knowledge needed for international, regional and inter-governmental and industry-related conferences;
  • Critically analyse, evaluate and reflect on your into English simultaneous interpreting performance through individual, peer and group assessment;
  • Show a profound understanding of simultaneous interpreting as a life-long practice which requires rigorous and systematic effort on a regular basis.

Midterm Examination

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

 

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.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the enhanced skills required for simultaneous interpreting into English;
  • Master coping strategies required for challenges inherent to simultaneous interpreting into English and manifested in different contexts;
  • Demonstrate a systemic and on-going effort in building world knowledge needed for international, regional and inter-governmental and industry-related conferences;
  • Critically analyse, evaluate and reflect on your into English simultaneous interpreting performance through individual, peer and group assessment;

Final Examination

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

 

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.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the enhanced skills required for simultaneous interpreting into English;
  • Master coping strategies required for challenges inherent to simultaneous interpreting into English and manifested in different contexts;
  • Demonstrate a systemic and on-going effort in building world knowledge needed for international, regional and inter-governmental and industry-related conferences;

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

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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Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

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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Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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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. 

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