TRNS5106 Advanced English Language and Culture 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The main purpose of the unit is to enhance the English language and cultural proficiency of future professional translators/bilingual professionals which will be of use in a variety of professional translation practices and communication settings. Students will enhance their mastery of social, historical and cultural issues pertaining to Australia and beyond by reading and assessing critically opinion pieces, scholarly research, and popular texts. Text genres covered may be chosen from the following domains: social sciences, history, economics, culture. This unit complements Advanced English Language and Culture 2.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop advanced reading comprehension skills in English on numerous knowledge domains and text types; (2) develop useful practical communication skills in a variety of settings to adapt themselves for the rapidly changing translation market; (3) increase their cultural awareness of the target language and social system; and (4) develop critical and independent thinking of social and cultural issues of the target language society.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a seminar presentation; (2) a final examination; and (3) classroom participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Native
or
near-native competency in both English and one of the languages offered in the Graduate Certificate of Translation, Graduate Diploma of Translation and Master of Translation
Contact hours
24 hours
Note
The main purpose of the unit is to enhance the English language and cultural proficiency of future professional translators/bilingual professionals which will be of use in a variety of professional translation practices and communication settings. Students will enhance their mastery of social, historical and cultural issues pertaining to Australia and beyond by reading and assessing critically opinion pieces, scholarly research, and popular texts. Text genres covered may be chosen from the following domains: social sciences, history, economics, culture. This unit complements Advanced English Language and Culture 2.
Texts

No textbooks are required for this unit; all teaching material will be provided.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.