Course Title: Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: LANG5766C

Course Title: Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5328 - Diploma of Interpreting

Course Contact : Atsuko Taniguchi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3973

Course Contact Email:atsuko.taniguchi@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Liam McCaul (liam.mccaul@rmit.edu.au)
Atsuko Taniguchi (atsuko.taniguchi@rmit.edu.au)
Auslan group
Meredith Bartlett (meredith.bartlett@rmit.edu.au)
Melissa Anderson
ONLINE group
Bum Lee (bum.lee@rmit.edu.au)

Nominal Hours: 70

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

This unit covers skills and knowledge required to conduct complex, cto conduct complex, creative, routine and non-routine communication in English and another  language to meet the language and communication needs of translating and interpreting. It involves very effective and  fluent communication skills with the ability to conduct  negotiations, present information and participate in social  and cultural activities at a high level of complexity and  fluency.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS511A Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

Element:

1. Conduct negotiations in different languages.

Performance Criteria:

See study guide
 

Element:

2. Deliver presentations in different languages.

Performance Criteria:

See study guide
 

Element:

3. Participate in social and cultural activities.

Performance Criteria:

See study guide
 

Element:

4. Provide summaries of complex communication.

Performance Criteria:

See study guide
 


Learning Outcomes


    


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities for full time delivery may include class exercises, listening comprehension and vocabulary tests, practical demonstrations, research social & cultural contextual information, presentations and journals.
Learning activities for online group are listed on the blackboard shell for the program in a folder titled “Learning Activities”. Each activity requires students to undertake a task and report back. Activities may include quizzes, site visits, discussion board entries, research reports, journals, practical demonstrations on video or phone conferencing or recorded tasks

 


Teaching Schedule

Full time class teaching schedule
The delivery of this unit will be undertaken with LANG5766C Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts unit. The Demonstrate language proficiency and Analyse, recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE) in different subjects and cultural contexts lessons will be covered concurrently on weekly basis.
 

NoLessonUnitAssessment
1Analyse source messagesAnalyse, recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE) unit


 

 

                                                

Assessment 1: In Class Observation
Week 1 onwards


Assessment task 2: Individual or group Presentation Due in week 12 to 13.


Assessment task 3: Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts (English Passage)
Due in week 13                                                             


Assessment 4 : Group Presentation
Due in week 14
                                        
 

2Recall source messages
3Reproduce source messages                               
4Conduct negotiations in different languagesDemonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
5Deliver presentations in different languages
6Participate in social and cultural activities
7Provide summaries of complex communication

Online Group Teaching Schedule
For online delivery this unit will be covered as an individual course.
 

NoLessonAssessments
1Conduct negotiations in different languages
Establish rapport by using appropriate courtesy protocols, identifying common ground and observing social, cultural and business conventions of the specific language.

Provide explanations, information and supporting details about specific products or services.

Use a range of language functions to conduct negotiations, including formal talk, using turn-taking skills, and agreeing and disagreeing tentatively.

Use prosodic features, gestures and body language effectively.

Exchange and agree to information, including details of personnel, dates, quantities, products and services.

Support negotiations by using any relevant visuals, graphics and other approaches in keeping with the requirements of particular subjects or cultural contexts.                                                                                            

Assessment 1 : Online Quiz
Due week 3

Assessment 2 : Online Quiz
Due week 6

 

 

Assessment task 3 : Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
Due week 11-13

 

 


Assessment task 4 : Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
Due week 14-15                                                                                
                                                  
 

2                                                      
Deliver presentations in different languages

Deliver presentations in a style relevant to the purpose and objectives, audience characteristics and occasion and venue.

Present information in a logical and concise manner using sequencing and linguistic linking.

Support presentations with public speaking techniques.                             
 

3Participate in social and cultural activities
Use language and language functions appropriately to given social and cultural activities.

 

Adapt and modify communication strategies and language functions according to the situation and client requirements
 
4Provide summaries of complex communication
Provide summaries of the purpose and meaning of the original message.
Use communication strategies and language functions that support immediate and unhindered communication.
Make appropriate comments between parties to check and clarify meaning

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Learning material will be provided in class.


References


Other Resources

The unit is supported online using Blackboard. The Blackboard gives access to important announcements, staff contacts details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. Access to Blackboard can be found at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit


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.

Assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • teacher directed class activities
  • practical exercises
  • group discussions and debates
  • real or simulated monolingual interviews and dialogues
  • recorded speeches and summaries of speeches


Assessment Tasks


Assessment for Full Time Group

Assessment 1: In Class Observation
From Week 1 onwards you will be observed in simulated interpreting practice as part of the class activity..
Observation list will be provided with expected standard to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) for this assessment task.

Assessment task 2: Group Presentation Task 1 
You are required to deliver presentations in different languages. You are expected to deliver well-defined structure prsentation and good commuincation skill  and appropriate use of tone and register of your speech to subject matter and teh situation.
Week 6-8

Assessment task 3: Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts (English Passage)
You will be asked to listen to or watch an English dialogue or passage and analyse, recall and reproduce it in English. (Elements 1-3) . This activity may be undertaken and assessed in the unit titled LANG 5765C Analyse, recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE).
This assessment due in week 13
A rubric on the expected standard for this assessment will be provided.

Assessment 4 : Group Presentation Task 2
You are required to deliver presentations in different languages. You are expected to do visual presenation, demonstrate good time management and communication in the presentation.
This assessment due in Week 14-16


Assessment for Online Group

 

Assessment 1 : Online Quiz on course objectives
You required to complete online quiz after reading the course objectives in the study guide provided. .
You will be assessed COMPETENT or NON-COMPETENT for this assessment.
You will be assessed COMPETENT if you get at least 90% of your questions correct.

This assessment is due by week 3.

Assessment 2: Online quiz on main course content

You required to complete online quiz after reading the course content in the study guide provided. .
You will be assessed COMPETENT or NON-COMPETENT for this assessment.
You will be assessed COMPETENT if you get at least 90% of your questions correct.
This assessment is due by week 6.

Assessment task 3 : Analyse, Recall and Reproduce Source Text
(LOTE passage)
You are required to listen to a LOTE passage in a general setting, equivalent to approx. 100-150 English words. Then analyse, recall and reproduce in your LOTE language. The passage will be provided in the Blackboard shell.
This assessment is due by week 13.
A rubric on the expected standard for this assessment will be provided.

Assessment task 4 : Analyse, Recall and Reproduce Source Text
(English passage)
This assessment is for UNIT 6 and 7.
You are required to listen to an English passage in a general setting, equivalent to approx. 100-150 English words. Then you required to analyze, recall and reproduce in English. The passage will be provided in the Blackboard shell.
This assessment is due by week 15.
A rubric on the expected standard for this assessment will be provided.
 


Assessment Matrix

 Full time GroupOnline Group
ElementAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Assessment 4Assessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Assessment 4
Conduct negotiations in different languages X X X X X XX X
Deliver presentations in different languages X X X X X XX X
Participate in social and cultural activities                              X X  X  X  
Provide summaries of complex communication X X X X X XX X

Other Information

GRADING INFORMATION
This course uses a competency-based assessment and will be graded as follows:
CA (Competency Achieved)
NYC (Not Yet Competent)
DNS (Did Not Submit)

All competency-based assessment tasks for this course must be completed at the required level (see the elements and key performance criteria for each unit) in order to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) award.If a student has not completed ALL the assessment tasks or they have completed but some or all are not at the required level, they will be assessed as NYC (Not Yet Competent). If a student does not submit assessment tasks at all, a DNS result will be entered.

RMIT Library
The University Library provides extensive services, facilities and study space as well as comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD’s, magazines, slides, films etc. Computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software are also available. The library also has an expanding virtual collection of electronic resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc., all of which are accessible on campus, and off campus 24 hours per day. More information on library resources and services can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library
The Learning Lab is a collection of web-based resources including tip sheets and interactive tutorials on study skills, writing, English language development and maths. Access RMIT’s Learning Lab online via this link: http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/

Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. An application for extension of time must be lodged with your tutor or the course coordinator as early as possible, and no later than one working day before the due date for submission.
You can apply for extension using the University’s Extension Application Form – http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf – or by emailing your course coordinator or tutor directly.
An extension of up to seven calendar days may be granted if good reason can be demonstrated. Include supporting evidence (such as medical certificates) with your application.
Extensions beyond seven calendar days cannot be granted by course coordinators, tutors or the School. To apply for an extension of time greater than seven calendar days you must lodge an application for Special Consideration.
Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Penalties for Late Submission
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, late submission will be penalised as follows:
1. Assessment tasks submitted after the due date of submission shall receive a penalty of five per cent of the grades available for that assessment per day for each day late.
2. No assessment task shall be accepted more than three weeks after the due date without special consideration.
Assessment Appeals
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
a) You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
b) You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
c) You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/info-trek/referencing
Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;

  • Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
  • Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
  • Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
  • Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
  • Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
  • Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
  • Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence
     

For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Discipline Statute and Regulations - http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=11jgnnjgg70y

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com

Complaints Procedure:
RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.
Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.
Student Complaints Policy: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/studentcomplaintspolicy
Student complaints Procedure: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=i1lexipvjt22
Student Complaints Form: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/v4ujvmyojugxz.pdf
 

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