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TRAN8097 – Simultaneous Interpreting into LOTE 1

2021 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Adelis Huang
Marc Orlando
Associate Lecturer
Shiyi Ye
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
80cp in TRAN units at 8000 level
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
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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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO2: Demonstrate familiarity with a range of strategies to cope with challenges inherent to SI.
  • ULO1: Demonstrate the sub-skills required for simultaneous interpreting into Chinese.
  • ULO3: Demonstrate a good understanding of the differences between English and Chinese in the context of SI.
  • ULO4: Apply self-analysis of interpreting performance into Chinese.
  • ULO5: Demonstrate skills in individual, peer and group evaluation.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Classroom participation and performance 20% No In-class
Mid-term examination 30% No Week 7
Final examination 50% No Week 14

Classroom participation and performance

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

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.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of strategies to cope with challenges inherent to SI.
  • Demonstrate the sub-skills required for simultaneous interpreting into Chinese.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the differences between English and Chinese in the context of SI.
  • Apply self-analysis of interpreting performance into Chinese.
  • Demonstrate skills in individual, peer and group evaluation.

Mid-term examination

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

Mid-term examination in Week 7 with a video of 12-15 minutes (1,320~1,500 words) for simultaneous interpreting.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of strategies to cope with challenges inherent to SI.
  • Demonstrate the sub-skills required for simultaneous interpreting into Chinese.
  • Apply self-analysis of interpreting performance into Chinese.
  • Demonstrate skills in individual, peer and group evaluation.

Final examination

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

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.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of strategies to cope with challenges inherent to SI.
  • Demonstrate the sub-skills required for simultaneous interpreting into Chinese.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the differences between English and Chinese in the context of SI.
  • Apply self-analysis of interpreting performance into Chinese.
  • Demonstrate skills in individual, peer and group evaluation.

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

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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