|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
TRAN822 or TRAN8022
This unit introduces the skills, techniques and knowledge required by professional interpreters to competently work in specific institutional settings: business interpreting, medical interpreting and legal interpreting. Through a mix of theory and applied practice, students learn about the broader contexts of these domains and then prepare for a simulation of a typical interpreting scenario for each of these settings. Student will build skills in terminology and glossary development, discourse management, message transfer, and reflective self-analysis.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Self-assessment report||45%||No||weeks 6, 9, 14|
|Interpreting performance||45%||No||weeks 4, 8, 13|
After the role play sessions, students will be given a copy of their interpretation as a video clip. Students are required to write a report analysing their interpretation and the decisions they made in creating it. Students should discuss any improved decisions that they could make in future. Word length 1,000 words. These reports are worth 15% each.
During semester, students will be asked to do regular readings and homework tasks to extend their learning. Completion of these tasks will support their participation in class discussions. The mark for this aspect will be based on holistic class participation throughout semester.
On three occasions throughout semester, students will take part in a domain-specific simulated role play with an industry practitioner (GP, police officer, business person) and a LOTE (Languages other than English) client. During each role play, students will be filmed, so that they can analyse their performance for a later self-analysis report. Performance will be marked by LOTE tutors, and students will be given feedback. Each of the three interpreting performances is worth 15%.
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This unit is delivered via weekly video-recorded lectures, followed by face to face tutorials for each of the three language streams. Students currently overseas and not able to attend the f2f LOTE tutorials are able to link in to synchronous zoom tutorials.
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