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TRAN8034 – Advanced Translation Practice

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

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.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Shiyi Ye
Contact via (02) 9850 9243
C5A 557
Adelis Huang
Contact via (02) 9850 9184
C5A 539
Margaret Wood
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
TRAN820 or TRAN8020
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit provides students with opportunities to extend their ability to apply translation techniques to challenging translation tasks from a wide range of genres reflecting current market demand. Students will prepare for professional practice by independently translating and evaluating challenging translation tasks and explore different strategies for handling the complex tasks undertaken by advanced translators. They will further develop their ability to work collaboratively on team and to review translations completed by a third party.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Extend translation skills and knowledge to translate texts.
  • ULO2: Undertake efficient domain and genre specific research for the purpose of translation.
  • ULO3: Demonstrate critical analysis of source and target texts in a theoretic framework.
  • ULO4: Justify translation choice on the basis of translation theory.
  • ULO5: Evaluate and edit target texts to a professional level.
  • ULO6: Review and revise translation work in accordance with international industry standards.
  • ULO7: Integrate professional ethical practice into translation work.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Translation Project 20% No Week 13
Online Timed Exam 40% No Week 14
Translation assignments 40% No Various

Translation Project

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 20%

 

Group translation - Students form groups and translate texts of their own choice in either English or LOTE; each student is to translate at least 2000 words

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Extend translation skills and knowledge to translate texts.
  • Undertake efficient domain and genre specific research for the purpose of translation.
  • Demonstrate critical analysis of source and target texts in a theoretic framework.
  • Justify translation choice on the basis of translation theory.
  • Evaluate and edit target texts to a professional level.
  • Review and revise translation work in accordance with international industry standards.
  • Integrate professional ethical practice into translation work.

Online Timed Exam

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 3 hours
Due: Week 14
Weighting: 40%

 

Students are provided with three examination options to choose from:

  1. Complete one English text to be translated into LOTE and one LOTE text to be translated into English (40%); or
  2. Complete two English texts to be translated into LOTE (40%); or
  3. Complete two LOTE texts to be translated into English (40%).

 

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Extend translation skills and knowledge to translate texts.
  • Undertake efficient domain and genre specific research for the purpose of translation.
  • Demonstrate critical analysis of source and target texts in a theoretic framework.
  • Justify translation choice on the basis of translation theory.
  • Evaluate and edit target texts to a professional level.
  • Review and revise translation work in accordance with international industry standards.
  • Integrate professional ethical practice into translation work.

Translation assignments

Assessment Type 1: Translation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Various
Weighting: 40%

 

Translation assignments 4 English passages of 350-400 words each to be translated into LOTE; 4 LOTE passages of 350-400 words each to be translated into English.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Extend translation skills and knowledge to translate texts.
  • Undertake efficient domain and genre specific research for the purpose of translation.
  • Demonstrate critical analysis of source and target texts in a theoretic framework.
  • Justify translation choice on the basis of translation theory.
  • Evaluate and edit target texts to a professional level.
  • Review and revise translation work in accordance with international industry standards.
  • Integrate professional ethical practice into translation work.

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 as well as intensive practice and reflection after class. 

Translation task materials provided are sourced from authentic and professional settings that cover a wide range of domain areas. For detailed information, please refer to the Unit iLearn page. 

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Results

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