TRNS5006 General Interpreting

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
This unit taught in English is open to all the language specialisations on offer in the Master of Translation. It introduces key elements relating to interpreting (speaking) as distinct from translating (written), as well as fundamental skills and techniques. Students are made conversant with the range of interpreting practices and develop interpreting capacity-building techniques such as note-taking, memory enhancement, speech analysis, and voice and public speaking training. They are taught how to deal with language registers, figures of speech, and cultural sensitivity in various interpretation situations.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) distinguish between types of interpreting settings and identify the skill set required in each of them and (2) demonstrate understanding of essential interpreting skills and professional development techniques.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a written essay on interviews conducted with practising interpreters; (2) speech shadowing, interpreting practice in their language specialisation; and (3) an analysis of authentic interpreting situations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Paul Gibbard
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
units to the value of 24 points in the Master of Translation Studies (12520)
Contact hours
up to 2 hours per week for 12 weeks
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