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TRN5400

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Marc Orlando

Synopsis

This unit follows on from TRN4300 Intermediate interpreting. Topics to be covered for the final stage of training in interpreting will have a strong bias towards industry, social structure and working of bureaucracies, tourism, general contemporary affairs, business communication and others. Practice in formulaic language used in speeches and the acquisition of techniques to interpret public speeches will also form an important part of the unit. Further training in note-taking to enable students to interpret speeches of approximately 10 minutes will be undertaken. Interpreting practice in realistic situations such as simulations with guests will be arranged. It is a very intensive unit.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. have achieved a high level of competency to be able to provide LOTE-English / English-LOTE consecutive interpreting in general areas and some specialised areas
  2. have achieved an adequate level of competency to be able to be able to interpret passages that are delivered at professional settings, and are of moderate to high levels of difficulty
  3. have achieved the knowledge and practical skills needed for professional-level interpreting, and
  4. have achieved a comprehensive understanding of the interpreting profession.

Assessment

Class exercises and participation: 15%
An essay of 2000 words: 20%
An Interpreting Assignment Preparation Journal: 5%
Mid-semester examinations (speech and dialogue interpreting in consecutive and sight translation): 15%
Final interpreting examination: 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Marc Orlando

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar + Two 2-hour workshops.

Prerequisites

TRN4300