Course Title: Sight translate (LOTE)
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: LANG5782C
Course Title: Sight translate (LOTE)
School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5328 - Diploma of Interpreting
Course Contact : Atsuko Taniguchi
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1087
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Coordinator: Atsuko Taniguchi (email@example.com)
Teaching staff: Sandra Leane, Meredith Bartlett, Christopher Dunn, Melissa Anderson
Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce a sight translation of a written source text into a different spoken or signed target language with a high degree of accuracy. It requires a high level of comprehension of written language and its structure, the ability to work between two languages in spoken and written form, and the ability to reflect the register of the written source text in the target language. This unit applies to short texts sight translated as an adjunct to interpreting in any mode and setting, or to support consecutive or simultaneous interpreting. Sight translation involves verbal or signed reproduction in a target language of a written source text in its entirety.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS613A Sight translate (LOTE)
1. Analyse text
1.1 Confirm purpose for which sight translation is required and advise on appropriateness of sight translation.
2 Translate source text into target language
2.1 Plan sight translation, marking up text where appropriate and solving translation problems.
3 Evaluate sight translation
3.1 Analyse performance to reflect task purpose and requirements.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities may include simulated sight translation exercies into each language direction in class or online, observation of ST practice, peer and self-assessment tasks.
Please refer to the timetable and extra information provided by teacher.
Study Guide for Accreditation Unit
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
If you need additional support, visit RMIT’s Learning Lab, either in person or online: http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/
Overview of Assessment
Assessment tasks for this unit will look for the demostration of the elements and key performance criteria above. Assessors will also look for evidence that confirms the ability to sight translate a written source text in its entirety into a different spoken or signed language with a high degree of accuracy, including:
• comprehending written language and its structure
• assessing appropriateness of sight translation and potential translation problems and recommending alternatives
• reading and analysing source text and planning sight translation
• using strategies to clarify unknown terms and unclear expression
• reflecting the written register of the source text
• using appropriate delivery to sight translate written text
AT1: Class practice observation by peers and instructors
AT2: 100-word Sight Translation passages, English into Auslan after 3 minutes reading time. This task will be conducted in the middle of second semester. The actual exam date and time will be confirmed by the program.
AT3: 100-word Sight Translation passages, English into Auslan after 3 minutes reading time. This task will be conducted at the end of second semester. The actual exam date and time will be confirmed by the program.
This course uses a competency-based assessment and will be graded as follows:
CA (Competency Achieved)
NYC (Not Yet Competent)
DNS (Did Not Submit)
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.
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
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Plagiarism and Collusion
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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.
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