Course Title: Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE)
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: LANG5763C
Course Title: Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE)
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5291 - Diploma of Interpreting
Course Contact : Atsuko Taniguchi
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3973
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Anna Kim Lee
Nominal Hours: 100
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to undertake interpreting between two languages in general dialogue settings. The main focus is to preserve the communicative intent of the message and transfer the meaning using a range of techniques. The settings for this level of interpreting mainly includes community services and information, education, health services, business, government services and tourism. This unit will be delivered in a cluster with the following unit:
PSPTIS510A Analyse, recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE)
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS506A Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE)
1- Receive and analyse source message.
2- Transfer message to target language.
3- Evaluate interpreting performance.
1.1. Establish dialogue protocols with participants in a professional manner to facilitate communication dynamics and outcomes, and provide clarification where required.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities for PSPTIS510A Analyse, recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE) and Manage Discourses in General Settings are incorporated and delivered together in the learning exercises of this unit.
Learning activities may include comprehension exercises, interpreting discorse study, notetaking practice, reproduction exercises, memory retention exercises, role play exercises, dialogue interpreting exercises, research and producing contexual information portfolio and a self-management log book. The portfolio and log book will also be used for other assessments in Ethics cluster and Language Proficiency cluster.
Week 1 - Course introduction and overview
Week 2 - Topic area:Education. Assessment 1 ( on-going observation) starts.
Week 3 - Topic area:Education
Week 4 - Topic area:Health
Week 5 - Topic area: Health
Week 6 - Topic area: Social welfare/community services
Week 7 - Topic area: Social welfare/community services
Week 8 - Assessment 2 Practical Demonstration in a simulated Interpreting assignment
Week 9 - Assessment 2 review
Week 10- Topic area:Business
Week 11- Topic area: Migration
Week 12- Topic area:Legal
Week 13 - Topic area:Tourism
Week 14 - Course review. Preparation for Assessment 3. LANG5765C Assessment 2 (Analyze, Recall, Reproduce LOTE message)
Week 15 - Assessment 3 Practical Demonstration in a simulated Interpreting assignment
Week 16 - Assessment 3 Practical Demonstration in a simulated Interpreting assignment
(*) Please note. The topics are indicative only and may vary between language groups depending on their specific needs. The topics will be incorporated in dialogue interpreting practice and assessments.
(**) Part time language groups will be provided a 2-semester-long schedule in class. For part time groups, Assessment 2 is scheduled at the end of semester 1 and Assessment 3 at the end of Semester 2.
Diploma of Interpreting bilingual dialogue book (available in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean) or Diploma of Interpreting English monologue book
* Gentile, A., Ozolins, U., & Vasilakakos, M., Liaison Interpreting. A Handbook, Melbourne University Press, 1996 *AUSIT Code of Ethics
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Overview of Assessment
Assessment will be ongoing during the semester and you will be asked a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key performance criteria.
These assessment tasks/activities include, but not limited to, the following:
- Practical demonstrations
- Role plays
- Observation checklists
- Peer review
- Real or simulated interpreting assignments
Assessment Task 1 - ongoing class observation on role play practice, quiz, practical demonstration and/or reallife interpreting experience and completion of a portfolio and a log book (Elements 1-3)
Assessment Task 2 - Practical demonstration in which you will be required to interpret one dialogue ( full time group) or two dialogues ( part time group) from a variety of general settings, preserving the communicative intent of the utterance. Following this exercise, you will be required to submit a reflective report to self-evaluate own performance, identify issues and strategies for improvement. (Elements 1-3).
Assessment Task 3 - Practical demonstration in which you will be required to plan, prepare, manage and interpret in two simulated interpreting assignments in general settings.
Please note: A student must achieve a minimum of COMPETENT to successfully complete this unit. Assessment Tasks 2 and 3 (Practical demonstration) will be used for grading and NAATI recommendation purposes. A student must achieve a minimum of Competent with Distinction (CDI) to be recommend to NAATI for accreditation.
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CP - Competent with Pass
NYC - Not Yet Competent
In order to become eligible for the Diploma award and graduation, students must achieve CP or above grades in all the program competencies. In order to be recommended for NAATI Paraprofessional interpreting accreditation qualification, students must achieve CP or above grades in all the program competencies and CDI or CHD in interpreting practical demonstration assessments.
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