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TRAN8022 – Intermediate Interpreting 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 Unit Convenor
Sophia Ra
Jing Fang
Marc Orlando
Lecturer and tutor
Adelis Huang
Tutor
Natsuki Del Prado
Tutor
Jared Nemes
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
TRAN8021 or TRAN821
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit is designed to further develop students' interpreting skills so that they demonstrate advanced strategies in core interpreting techniques. Students are strongly encouraged to define appropriate strategies in both language directions through self/peer practice, while continuously developing generic interpreting skills such as active listening, note taking, and memory retention. Students are also expected to develop strong critical analysis and reflective capabilities in relation to self/peers interpreting practice. In addition, two new interpreting modes will be introduced to students, including telephone interpreting and chuchotage. The unit covers specific topic areas that can be directly applied to professional practices.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Demonstrate the abilities to transfer messages accurately from A language to B language and from B language to A language in different modes.
  • ULO2: Demonstrate essential interpreting techniques: note-taking, reformulation, anticipation, and approximation.
  • ULO3: Analyse discourse for the purpose of interpreting.
  • ULO4: Demonstrate an understanding of extra-linguistic and cultural aspects of discourse.
  • ULO5: Extend domain-specific background knowledge.
  • ULO6: Demonstrate the complexity of interpreter roles (interactive communication management).
  • ULO7: Extend and consolidate foundation for self-directed learning to enhance professional skills.
  • ULO8: Demonstrate reflective and critical practice to become life-long learners.

General Assessment Information

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).

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Live Dialogue Interpreting Assessment 40% No Week 14
Mid-term exam 30% No TBC
Learning Portfolio 30% No Ongoing

Live Dialogue Interpreting Assessment

Assessment Type 1: Simulation/role play
Indicative Time on Task 2: 1 hours
Due: Week 14
Weighting: 40%

 

Live dialogue interpreting in a simulated setting

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the abilities to transfer messages accurately from A language to B language and from B language to A language in different modes.
  • Demonstrate essential interpreting techniques: note-taking, reformulation, anticipation, and approximation.
  • Analyse discourse for the purpose of interpreting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of extra-linguistic and cultural aspects of discourse.
  • Extend domain-specific background knowledge.
  • Demonstrate the complexity of interpreter roles (interactive communication management).
  • Extend and consolidate foundation for self-directed learning to enhance professional skills.
  • Demonstrate reflective and critical practice to become life-long learners.

Mid-term exam

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

 

Mid-term Examination - sight translation and consecutive interpreting for one hour

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the abilities to transfer messages accurately from A language to B language and from B language to A language in different modes.
  • Demonstrate essential interpreting techniques: note-taking, reformulation, anticipation, and approximation.
  • Analyse discourse for the purpose of interpreting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of extra-linguistic and cultural aspects of discourse.
  • Extend domain-specific background knowledge.
  • Demonstrate reflective and critical practice to become life-long learners.

Learning Portfolio

Assessment Type 1: Portfolio
Indicative Time on Task 2: 9 hours
Due: Ongoing
Weighting: 30%

 

The Interpreting Learning Portfolio includes tasks that students have done, task-based glossaries and reflective journals.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the abilities to transfer messages accurately from A language to B language and from B language to A language in different modes.
  • Demonstrate essential interpreting techniques: note-taking, reformulation, anticipation, and approximation.
  • Analyse discourse for the purpose of interpreting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of extra-linguistic and cultural aspects of discourse.
  • Extend domain-specific background knowledge.
  • Demonstrate the complexity of interpreter roles (interactive communication management).
  • Extend and consolidate foundation for self-directed learning to enhance professional skills.
  • Demonstrate reflective and critical practice to become life-long learners.

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

See details at iLearn.

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