TRNS5106 Advanced English Language and Culture 1
- 6 points
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.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Prof. Helene Jaccomard
- Unit rules
- 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
- 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. (English native-speakers are advised to talk to the unit coordinator when enrolling).
Stephen Bailey, Academic Wrting for International Students, UK. Routledge: 2018, 2nd edition.
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.