Course Title: Integrate Bi-cultural Aspects In The Behaviour And Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5116

Course Title: Integrate Bi-cultural Aspects In The Behaviour And Communication

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Atsuko Taniguchi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3973

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course aims to develop knowledge of the bicultural contextual aspects that affect the bilingual dialogue process, and skills in practically applying these aspects to the dialogue interpreting task: specifically using bicultural contextual knowledge to achieve maximum comprehension and transfer of meaning in dialogue interpreting situations.
It also aims to develop skills to recognize potential communication problems arising out of cultural diversity and to assist participants in a dialogue interpreting situation to solve such problems.
It also aims to develop skills in assessing when and how it might be appropriate for the interpreter to provide cultural/societal information to the participants in the dialogue interpreting to assist the communication process.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of bilingual intake test

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

64134 Integrate Bi-cultural Aspects In The Behaviour And Communication

Learning Outcomes

1 Demonstrate recognition of the cross-cultural perspective in communication and behavior
2 Educate participants to effectively work with an interpreter

Overview of Assessment

Two Assessment Tasks.