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TRAN8020 – Applied Translation Practice

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Shiyi Ye
Margaret Wood
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(TRAN8077 or TRAN877) or TRAN816
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit provides students with practical opportunities to further develop their translation competence. Students will practice translating a range of domain-specific texts common in professional practice. The unit takes a problem-based approach encouraging students to identify and discuss problems encountered in the course of translation related to textual, stylistic, register, and language usage issues. Students will learn about, apply and evaluate strategies to solve the more challenging translation problems.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Apply translation skills and knowledge to translate texts in a range of domains and genres.
  • ULO2: Undertake domain and genre specific research for the purpose of translation.
  • ULO3: Demonstrate critical analysis of source and target texts.
  • ULO4: Explain translation choices informed by translation theory and self-reflection.
  • ULO5: Evaluate, edit and revise target texts.
  • ULO6: Work efficiently in a team through peer evaluation.
  • ULO7: Apply knowledge of professional ethics to translation tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
TRAN8020 Assignments 30% No Various Due Dates
Online Timed Exam 60% No Week 14
Translation Project and Self reflective Annotations 10% No Week 13

TRAN8020 Assignments

Assessment Type 1: Translation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 18 hours
Due: Various Due Dates
Weighting: 30%

 

Assignments include three types of tasks: English into LOTE, LOTE into English, and Revision. About 3000 words in total. (about 750 words each assignment)

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply translation skills and knowledge to translate texts in a range of domains and genres.
  • Undertake domain and genre specific research for the purpose of translation.
  • Demonstrate critical analysis of source and target texts.
  • Explain translation choices informed by translation theory and self-reflection.
  • Evaluate, edit and revise target texts.
  • Work efficiently in a team through peer evaluation.
  • Apply knowledge of professional ethics to translation tasks.

Online Timed Exam

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 3.5 hours
Due: Week 14
Weighting: 60%

 

Students are provided with three examination options to choose from:

  1. Complete two English texts to be translated into LOTE and one English into LOTE revision task (30%) and two LOTE texts to be translated into English and one LOTE into English revision task (30%; or
  2. Complete two English texts to be translated into LOTE and one English into LOTE revision task only (60%); or
  3. Complete two LOTE texts to be translated into English and one LOTE into English revision task only (60%).

 

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply translation skills and knowledge to translate texts in a range of domains and genres.
  • Undertake domain and genre specific research for the purpose of translation.
  • Demonstrate critical analysis of source and target texts.
  • Explain translation choices informed by translation theory and self-reflection.
  • Evaluate, edit and revise target texts.
  • Work efficiently in a team through peer evaluation.
  • Apply knowledge of professional ethics to translation tasks.

Translation Project and Self reflective Annotations

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 13 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 10%

 

Students self manage translation texts and their translations 3000 words

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply translation skills and knowledge to translate texts in a range of domains and genres.
  • Undertake domain and genre specific research for the purpose of translation.
  • Demonstrate critical analysis of source and target texts.
  • Explain translation choices informed by translation theory and self-reflection.
  • Evaluate, edit and revise target texts.
  • Work efficiently in a team through peer evaluation.
  • Apply knowledge of professional ethics to translation tasks.

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

Students will take part in weekly sessions of three hours that consist of seminars on specific translation topics and language specific workshops.

Translation task materials provided are sourced from different domains of daily life of countries where the relevant languages are used, including government, legal, health, technology, science, business, community, society, culture, education, tourism, finance, consumer affairs, insurance, economics, employment, housing, environment, social services, industries and immigration/settlement. For detailed information, please refer to the Unit iLearn page. 

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