TRNS5107 Advanced English Language and Culture 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (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, literature. This unit complements Advanced English Language and Culture 1.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) acquire advanced listening and speaking skills in the target language (i.e. Mandarin Chinese for English-speaking students and English for Chinese-speaking students); (2) continue to develop reading and writing skills in the target language; (3) develop effective practical communication skills in a variety of real-life contexts and make useful preparations for future careers in diverse settings; and (4) gain a thorough understanding of relevant social and cultural phenomena in the target language and cultural context.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar presentation; (2) classroom participation; and (3) take home examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Contact hours
24 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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, literature. This unit complements Advanced English Language and Culture 1.
Texts

No textbooks are required in 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.