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ATS4637

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Masato Takimoto

Notes

Previously coded JPL4621

Synopsis

This unit constitutes the first stage of progressive training in consecutive interpreting with an emphasis on interpretation from Japanese to English and vice versa. The unit is interrelated to JPL3622 Interpreting B and consequently both units share the overall objective which is to train students to be able to perform at a professional level in a variety of English-Japanese interpreting situations.

Objectives

When completing the unit, students are expected to:

  1. identify a wide range of skills and techniques required for interpreting, as well as various issues surrounding interpreting situations;
  2. discuss basic interpreting theories; and
  3. deliver a reasonably polished and accurate interpreting on general (i.e. non-technical) topics in the form of short speeches, with minimum hesitations and giving appropriate consideration to target language (TL) grammar, idiom, style and register.

Assessment

Written: 30%
3 Tests: 70%

Contact hours

2 hours of workshop per week

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Japanese 10 or Japan Foundation's Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 2 or equivalent, and English competency (a minimum of IELTS 6.5). Approval from the unit coordinator.

Co-requisites

ATS4316

Prohibitions

JPL3621