Course Title: Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6153 Advanced Diploma of Translating

Course Title: Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG5828C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Bing Lee Teh

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 0326

Course Contact Email: binglee.teh@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to analyse a special purpose source text in one language, identify the text type, and apply the analysis in translation to another language.

 

This unit applies to those working as translators of special purpose texts, where there are significant equivalence problems between source and target texts. There may also be a need to undertake extensive research and translate complex language and concepts. The purpose of special purpose texts is to convey information for a specific audience. This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

Discourse Cluster (ENG>LOTE)

  • LANG5828C Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts; and            
  • LANG5830C Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated

or

Discourse Cluster (LOTE>ENG)

  • LANG5828C Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts; and            
  • LANG5837C Read and analyse special purpose LOTE texts to be translated

or

Discourse Cluster (both directions)

  • LANG5828C Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts         
  • LANG5830C Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated
  • LANG5837C Read and analyse special purpose LOTE texts to be translated

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS060 Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)

Elements:

1. Analyse source text

2. Identify requirements of translation

3. Consider target text requirements

4. Apply analysis to translation


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be ongoing during the semester, and you will receive feedback on your progress. You will undertake a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key elements and performance criteria.

The assessment tasks/activities may include, but are not limited to:

- peer reviewed practical tasks

- real or simulated assignments where translated texts are independently checked and proofed.

- individual/group projects

- action learning tasks.