TRNS5501 Interpreting Practice (Chinese) 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is offered as part of the Chinese Interpreting specialisation for students to practice interpreting skills and techniques associated with community interpreting in the language pair English-Chinese. Students apply interpreting capacity-building techniques such as note-taking, memory enhancement, voice training and linguistic and discourse analysis, to dialogue interpreting in the medical, legal and welfare fields as required by community interpreting in Australia. They become conversant with the sociocultural background knowledge required to act as community interpreters.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate high levels of skills and techniques for dialogue interpreting in a community setting; (2) demonstrate their language skills in the medical, legal and welfare fields; and (3) critically reflect on the sociocultural conditions of community interpreting in Australia.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) dialogue interpreting (medical and welfare); (2) dialogue interpreting (legal); and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Unit rules
completion of 48 points in Translation Studies and a WAM of 70% in those units
Contact hours
2 hours per week for 10 weeks
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