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TRAN8071 – Technology for Translating and Interpreting

2021 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, Korea

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Sarah Forget
Marc Orlando
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to GradDipTransInter or MTransInterStudAdv or MTransInter or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMIntRel or MConfInt
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit provides students with practical opportunities to use various technologies in the context of translation and interpreting. Students will develop an understanding of how translation memory works, learn how to build termbases, acquire project management skills and learn how to use Translation Environmnet Tools (TenTs). The combined online module and tutorial format gives students the opportunity to understand how technology works and simultaneously put into practice what they have learnt.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: demonstrate an understanding of generic and specialised technology used for translation purposes.
  • ULO2: effectively use a commercial translation management system with the aim of applying this knowledge to other units.
  • ULO4: demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Terminology Management Systems.
  • ULO5: participate in a translation project and communicate effectively with the members of a team.
  • ULO3: demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Translation Environment Tools.
  • ULO6: critically evaluate translation management systems and their use, as well as other generic technologies.
  • ULO7: identify the requirements for a specific project.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Trados 30% No Examination Week
Memsource 10% No Week 6
Portfolio 20% No Week 13
Group project 30% No Week 13
Translation Technology 10% No Week 3

Trados

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

 

In-class practical exam aimed at testing your ability to use translation tools. The exam is accompanied by a series of questions relating to the task.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of generic and specialised technology used for translation purposes.
  • effectively use a commercial translation management system with the aim of applying this knowledge to other units.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Terminology Management Systems.
  • participate in a translation project and communicate effectively with the members of a team.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Translation Environment Tools.
  • critically evaluate translation management systems and their use, as well as other generic technologies.
  • identify the requirements for a specific project.

Memsource

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 0.5 hours
Due: Week 6
Weighting: 10%

 

This quiz is aimed at testing your knowledge of Memsource, the first Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tool introduced in the unit.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of generic and specialised technology used for translation purposes.

Portfolio

Assessment Type 1: Portfolio
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 20%

 

During the course of the unit, you will need to gather materials to deepen your understanding of the concepts presented. This material must be agglomerated into a portfolio for assessment at the end of the semester.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of generic and specialised technology used for translation purposes.
  • participate in a translation project and communicate effectively with the members of a team.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Translation Environment Tools.
  • critically evaluate translation management systems and their use, as well as other generic technologies.

Group project

Assessment Type 1: Practice-based task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 30%

 

You will be divided in teams to simulate the work of a translation agency. During the course of the project, your group will maintain a reflective journal and will present your findings through a presentation in the last week of the session. Group sessions (face-to-face or online) will be organized for this task.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of generic and specialised technology used for translation purposes.
  • effectively use a commercial translation management system with the aim of applying this knowledge to other units.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Terminology Management Systems.
  • participate in a translation project and communicate effectively with the members of a team.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Translation Environment Tools.
  • critically evaluate translation management systems and their use, as well as other generic technologies.
  • identify the requirements for a specific project.

Translation Technology

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 0.5 hours
Due: Week 3
Weighting: 10%

 

This quiz is aimed at testing your knowledge of the theoretical concepts relating to translation technology.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Translation Environment Tools.

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

Resources and information about the unit delivery are available in iLearn.

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Results

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Late Assignment Submission

  • Late submissions without an extension will receive a penalty of 5% of the total mark available for the assignment per day
  • Late submission of an assignment without an extension will not be permitted after marks have been released to the rest of the class.
  • Extensions will only be given in special circumstances, and can be requested by completing the Special Consideration request at ask.mq.edu.au and providing the requisite supporting documentation. For more information on Special Consideration, see the university website https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
  • Assignments submitted after the deadline, regardless of the reason, will be marked and returned at a date determined by the unit convenor.
  • Extensions cannot continue beyond the start of the following semester except under exceptional circumstances, and students should be aware that long extensions may impact graduation dates.  

How to apply for a late submission of an assignment

All requests for special consideration, including extensions, must be submitted via  https://ask.mq.edu.au/ and provide suitable supporting documentation. Contact your unit convenor first for advice, especially in the case of an emergency or if you are unsure about the extension policy.

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