Course Title: Demonstrate complex English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6154 Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Course Title: Demonstrate complex English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG5849C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 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 conduct complex, creative, routine and non-routine spoken or signed communication in English, to meet the oral language and communication needs of interpreting in complex settings. It involves applying proficient oral communication skills to conduct negotiations, present information and participate in social and cultural activities.

 

This unit applies to those working as interpreters in a range of fields or contexts.

 

There is no direct parity with any formal language proficiency ratings or assessment framework, but this unit broadly relates to International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) 4 and 4+

This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

 

Discourse Cluster (3 units)  

  • LANG5845C Use complex subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
  • LANG5848C Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
  • LANG5849C Demonstrate complex English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts  

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS089 Demonstrate complex English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

Elements:

1. Participate in social and cultural activities

2. Deliver presentations in English

3. Negotiate and persuade

4. Provide summaries of complex oral or signed communication


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 may inlcude, but are not limited to:

- practical demonstration
- roleplays
- real or simulated interpreting assignments via communication media
- self reflective reports
- action learning plans.