Course Title: English Language Skills for Interpreters

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 031744

Program: C5116

Course Title: English Language Skills for Interpreters

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Sedat.Mulayim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9920

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Students develop appropriate English language skills, to enable them to communicate effectively with clients, other professionals and colleagues. Specific emphases are placed on:
 Listening comprehension
 Accurate reproduction of oral texts
 Appropriate use of idiom, collocation, grammar/syntax, idiom, register, and vocabulary in context
 Appropriate pronunciation, intonation and stress
Language extension and consolidation strategies are put in place for learners so they can continue to develop their English language skills in a self-directed way.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of a bilingual intake test.

National Competency Codes and Titles


English Language Skills for Interpreters

Learning Outcomes

1. Prepare effectively for interpreting dialogues, and employ effective research skills.
2. Practise English language skills appropriate to domains in which dialogue takes place.
3. Practise features of oral English appropriate for communicating in dialogues with clients in a face-to-face situation.
4. Practise listening comprehension to aspects of oral English outlined in elements 1, 2 & 3 (above) including listening comprehension appropriate to interpreting using telecommunication technologies.

Overview of Assessment

Successful completion of learning outcome activities.