TRNS5006 General Interpreting

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
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) familiarise themselves with essential interpreting skills and professional development techniques with which they can continue to build their interpreting capacities in the future.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a written report on interviews conducted with practising interpreters in their specialisation language; (2) simulated interpreting; 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)
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
units to the value of 24 points in the Master of Translation Studies (12520)
Contact hours
2 hours per week for 10 weeks
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