TRNS5502 Interpreting Practice (Chinese) 2

6 points
(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.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
This unit is offered as part of the Chinese Interpreting specialisation for students to practice interpreting skills and techniques associated with consecutive speech interpreting in the language pair English–Chinese. Students apply interpreting, capacity-building techniques—such as note taking, memory enhancement, voice training as well as speech analysis, linguistic transfer skills and discourse management strategies—to speech interpreting in a broad range of settings such as business meetings and conferences requiring consecutive interpreting. They become conversant with the sociocultural background knowledge required to act as consecutive speech interpreters.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a high level of skills and techniques, and discourse management strategies for consecutive speech interpreting of no more than 10-minute segments; (2) demonstrate linguistic abilities in a range of fields where speech interpreting is required; and (3) critically reflect on the socio-cultural conditions of consecutive speech interpreting in Australia.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) consecutive speech interpreting in simulated business meetings; (2) consecutive speech interpreting in simulated conferences; 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
48 points in Translation Studies and a weighted average mark of 70 per cent in those units
Contact hours
2 hours per week for 10 weeks
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