TRNS5107 Advanced English Language and Culture 2

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)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
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. (English native-speakers are advised to talk to the unit coordinator when enrolling).
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced listening and speaking skills in their second language (English for speakers of Languages other than English); (2) demonstrate reading and writing skills in the target language; (3) demonstrate effective practical communication skills in a variety of real-life contexts and make useful preparations for future careers in diverse settings; and (4) show 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)
Dr Paul Gibbard
Contact hours
24 hours
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

Stephen Bailey, Academic writing for International students, UK, Routledge, 2018 ed.

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  • 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.
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