|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
TRAN822 or TRAN8022
The aim of this unit is to provide students with opportunities to practice interpreting skills in linguistically sophisticated and potentially challenging arenas at the highest level of interpreting studies. This unit consists of practical as well as research components. It provides students with opportunities to practice interpreting in a wide range of topic areas in the form of longer consecutive as well as simultaneous interpreting. Also included in the unit is research component, in which students are expected to apply theoretical knowledge to the critical analysis of their interpreting skills and decisions, while defining appropriate interpreting strategies. Through generic lectures and language-specific tutorials, students are required to achieve advanced interpreting skills, develop research techniques and communicate in critical and reflexive ways.
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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
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
|Mid-term interpreting assessment||30%||No||Week 7|
|Reflective essays||20%||No||Week 8|
|Final interpreting exam||50%||No||Week 14|
Students are required to perform monologic interpreting in both directions between English and LOTE (languages other than English). Based on a pre-distributed exam topic, students should demonstrate research skills and critical practice. Students should refer to the iLearn site for further details.
Following the mid-term interpreting assessment, students are required to critically evaluate recorded interpreting performance through which to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Based on self-analysis of interpreting skills, students should write a reflective essay.
Students are required to perform interpreting in both directions between English and LOTE in a simultaneous mode. Students should refer to the iLearn site for further details.
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