TRNS5106 Advanced Language Study (Chinese) 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides guided reading/explanation of texts in English and the target language. Teaching modes include lectures, workshops and seminars. Text genres covered may be chosen from the following areas/topics: scientific, medical, technology, economic, financial and legal. The main purpose of the unit is to expand the knowledge base of future professional translators/bilingual professionals on a variety of social and cultural issues. It helps students to enhance their understanding of contemporary global issues which will be of use for them in professional translation practices and professional communication settings. Students are able to read accurately and critically publications in English/the target language. Their increased language abilities are assessed through regular seminar presentations and written examinations.
Students are able to (1) develop advanced reading comprehension skills in English and Chinese; (2) develop useful practical communication skills in a variety of settings to adapt themselves better for the rapidly changing job 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. By the conclusion of the unit, students are expected to have achieved language competence equivalent to HSK Level 7 (Chinese Proficiency Test) or IELTS Band 7 (International English Language Testing System) in the respective target language.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (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
near-native competency in both English and Chinese.
Contact hours
24 hours
  • 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.