CHIN 7010 - Professional Interpreting B
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code CHIN 7010 Course Professional Interpreting B Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Students are assumed to have a high level proficiency in both Mandarin and English Restrictions Available to MA (InterpTrnsltnTrnscultComm), GDipInterpTrnsltnTrnscultComm students only Course Description This course aims to provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills to prepare them for seeking professional qualifications and career readiness as certified interpreters and/or certified interpreters in specialized areas. The curriculum is based on contemporary theories of interpreting and adopts a distinctive communicative approach. Trained by highly qualified and experienced professionals, students will learn to communicate and facilitate communications effectively in bilingual and cross-cultural settings as competent interpreters. The teaching and learning activities surround knowledge and skills required for NAATI certification tests, and equips students with capabilities and confidence for interpreting jobs in the real world.
Students will learn to do various interpreting tasks as specified in NAATI certification test format including dialogues, chuchotage, sight translation and monologues in consecutive modes in both directions. Apart from training for effective short term memory, note-taking techniques, content analysis, processing and production, they are encouraged to engage in collaborative work through small group discovery activities designed to suit both group and individual training and practicing demands.
A state-of-the-art language lab is specifically dedicated to this interpreting course where students will have access to resources and support for practicing consecutive and simultaneous interpreting for dialogues, presentations and speeches in various community, business and professional contexts.
Course Coordinator: Dr Hong CaiCourse Coordinator/Lecturer
Dr. Hong Cai
RM 641, Kenneth Wills Building
Ph: +61 8 83132598
Consultation hours: By appointments
Ms. Mengchang Shi
RM 558, Kenneth Wills Building
Consultation hours: By appointments
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Have a good understanding of the criteria and requirements expected by NAATI in different forms of interpreting practice;
2. Use basic skills in performing dialogue interpreting, consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting and sight translation;
3. Maintain integrity and quality when interpreting in emotional situations;
4. Develop critical analysis and problem-solving strategies pertaining to interpreting tasks;
5. Develop skills and confidence in participating in public discussions as an interpreter;
6. Communicate effectively in bilingual and cross-cultural settings;
7. Engage in collaborative work to identify issues and opportunities in interpreting;
8. Develop competence in exploring and using online resources;
9. Enhance capacity for NAATI certification test for certified interpreters for specific language pair;
10. Consolidate ethical awareness as a professional interpreter.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,4,5,8,9,10 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
4,7 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
6,7 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5,7,9 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3,6,10 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesHale, S. (2007). Community interpreting (Research and practice in applied linguistics). Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Kelly, N. (2008). Telephone interpreting : A comprehensive guide to the profession. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford.
Tipton, R., Furmanek, O., & ProQuest. (2016). Dialogue interpreting : A guide to interpreting in public services and the community (Routledge interpreting guides). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
Tang, F. (2018). Explicitation in consecutive interpreting / Fang Tang. (Benjamins translation library ; 135).
Setton, R., Dawrant, A., & ProQuest. (2016). Conference interpreting : A complete course(Benjamins translation library, volume 120). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Recommended ResourcesAlvstad, C., Hild, A., & Tiselius, E. (Eds.). (2011). Methods and strategies of process research : integrative approaches in translation studies. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com
ÄÂeÅÂková, Ivana. (n.d.). Sight Translation: Prima Vista. In Handbook of Translation Studies, Volume 1 (pp. 320-323). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Benjamins.
Gambier, Y., & Doorslaer, Luc van. (2010). Handbook of translation studies. Vol. 1 edited by Yves Gambier, Luc van Doorslaer. (Handbook of Translation Studies). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub.
Gambier, Y., & Doorslaer, Luc van. (2010). Handbook of translation studies. Vol. 2 edited by Yves Gambier, Luc van Doorslaer. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub.
Gambier, Y., & Doorslaer, Luc van. (2012). Handbook of translation studies Volume 3 / edited by Yves Gambier, Luc van Doorslaer. (Handbook of translation studies ; 3). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub.
Gambier, Y., & Van Doorslaer, Luc. (2013). Handbook of translation studies. Volume 4 / edited by Yves Gambier, Luc van Doorslaer. (Handbook of Translation Studies).
Tang, F. (2018). Explicitation in consecutive interpreting. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com
Valencia, Virginia. 2013. Note-Taking Manual: A Study Guide for Interpreters and Everyone Who Takes Notes. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesWorkshops in a language lab equipped with the Televic interpreting software.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.WORKLOAD TOTAL HOURS
3 x 1 hour workshop per week 36 hours per semester
WORKLOAD – SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING TOTAL HOURS
2 hours reading and research per week 24 hours
3 hours assignment preparation per week 36 hours
4 hours self-guided practice per week 48 hours
1 hour small group learning activities per week 12 hour
TOTAL = 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryWEEK TOPIC
1 Introduction: Interpretation theories and communicative approach
2 Note-taking, face-to-face dialogue, discussion and group practice
3 Remote dialogue, discussion and group practice
4 Consecutive interpreting, discussion and practice
5 Simultaneous interpreting and practice
6 Sight translation and practice
7 Interpreting in health and social welfare
8 Legal interpreting
9 Interpreting in education and immigration
10 Interpreting in tourism
11 Interpreting in trade
13 Training and Assessment: final test
* The learning activities may be subject to change depending on how students are progressing.
Specific Course RequirementsStudents are expected to have a native or near-native level of fluency in English and Chinese.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceStudents will do role play in a group of three for dialogue interpreting, pair practice for consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting and discussions in a small group.
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ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S) Weekly interpreting tasks Formative & Summative 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 In-class interpreting practice Summative 30% 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 Final test Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10
Modified arrangements have been made to assessments and the details provided here reflect recent updates.
1. Weekly interpreting tasks - now 60%.
2. In-class interpreting practice - no longer an assessment task.
3. Final test - no change.
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
Assessment DetailWeekly Interpreting Tasks: Interpreting tasks in NAATI format will be assigned as homework to be completed on a weekly basis. – 30% Weighting.
In-class interpreting practice: Students will participate in interpreting practice in class, which will cover dialogue interpreting, remote interpreting, consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting and sight translation, involving various techniques including memory, note-taking and paralinguistic skills. The practice will take place in different forms including role play, whole class practice, pair practice and individual practice.– 30% Weighting.
Final Exam: A 1.5-hour exam in NAATI format to be held at the end of the semester. – 40% Weighting.
SubmissionSome of the assessment items will need to be submitted on MyUni. Specific submission requirements for each assignment can be found on MyUni.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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