TRNS5111 Translation Studies Professional Placement

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
(see Summer 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
Non-standard teaching periodOverseas or Australia or remoteFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1Overseas or Australia or remoteFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2Overseas or Australia or remoteFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Summer teaching periodOverseas or Australia or remoteFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit provides opportunities for students to apply their translation knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment. They develop their understanding of the role of the professional translator as a member of a team, paying special attention to ethical, linguistic and technological challenges. Under the guidance of the unit coordinator, and as future professionals, students are expected to find their own work placement. They can also be directed to potential hosts in Australia or in the countries of their other language such as translation agencies, universities, chambers of commerce, local companies, newspapers or non-for-profit organisations.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply ethical and professional conduct under real-life conditions; (2) develop practical in depth communication skills for their future careers as bilingual professionals; (3) critically reflect on their role as a professional translators; and (4) achieve higher language competence in their language pair.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a work diary; (2) professional reflective report; and (3) host's evaluation
further information is available in the unit outline. 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 48 points in the Master of Translation Studies:Chinese specialisation, Japanese Specialisation, Spanish Specialisation, and Indonesian Specialisation: TRNS5106 Advanced English Language and Culture 1 and TRNS5107 Advanced English Language and Culture 2; French specialisation,German specialisation:Italian specialisation: EURO4103 Advanced Culture studies and EURO4104 Advanced Writing Skills.
Contact hours
300 (including 240 workplace hours)
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