|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Marc OrlandoAssociate Lecturer
80cp in TRAN units at 8000 level
This unit is focused on simultaneous interpreting practice from English into LOTE for first semester Master of Conference Interpreting students. It teaches students how to use acquired skills to apply various strategies in dealing with different constraints in the on-line information process. Students are required to simultaneously interpret both improvised and well-prepared speeches on wide-ranging topics into LOTE, which are selected from various sources according to difficulty levels.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Classroom participation and performance||20%||No||In-class|
|Mid-term examination||30%||No||Week 7|
|Final examination||50%||No||Week 14|
Students are encouraged to attend all the lectures and tutorials of the unit to acquire the basic skills and strategies of simultaneous interpreting. Students will also be undertaking training tasks on simultaneous interpreting and are encouraged to carry out self-evaluation and peer evaluation in the class. At least 2 hours of interpreting practise with random assessment and feedback each week.
Mid-term examination in Week 7 with a video of 12-15 minutes (1,320~1,500 words) for simultaneous interpreting.
The students will be sitting for final examination during the examination weeks with a video of 15-18 minutes (1,900~2,400 words) for simultaneous interpreting.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Materials used for this unit are largely selected from the Internet in general and YouTube and EU Speech Repository in particular. The learning and teaching strategies used are mainly through face to face interaction between lecturers and students. Additionally, students will be also encouraged to leverage iLearn for communication and participate in group discussion, peer evaluation and group research project for interpreting assignments.
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Unit information based on version 2021.02R of the Handbook