TRNS5503 Interpreting Practice (Chinese) 3

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (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 impromptu speech interpreting (without notes), and sight (immediate) interpreting of written texts in the language pair English–Chinese. Students apply interpreting capacity-building techniques—such as memory enhancement, rapid linguistic transfer skills, voice training as well as speech analysis, and discourse management strategies—to impromptu and sight speech interpreting, in a broad range of settings such as business meetings and conferences requiring such skills. They become conversant with the sociocultural background knowledge required to act as impromptu speech and sight interpreters.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate high levels of skills and techniques for consecutive speech interpreting of no more than five minutes without notes (impromptu speech interpreting); (2) apply effective linguistic transfers and discourse management strategies in a range of fields where impromptu speech and sight interpreting are required; (3) demonstrate high levels of skills and techniques for sight (immediate) interpreting of written texts; and (4) critically reflect on the diverse sociocultural conditions of speech interpreting in Australia.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) impromptu speech interpreting; (2) sight interpretation of written texts; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Anna Gadd
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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