Course Title: Analyse texts to be translated (LOTE)
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: LANG5769C
Course Title: Analyse texts to be translated (LOTE)
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6109 - Advanced Diploma of Translating
Course Contact : Miranda Lai
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Nominal Hours: 20
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to read and analyse a written message in a source language for the purpose of later transfer to a target language, identifying the context, purpose and intent of the author and key linguistic, cultural, societal and situational elements to be conveyed in the future language transfer process.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS508A Analyse texts to be translated (LOTE)
1. Identifying translating requirements and expectations of audience.
2. Analyse language of source text.
3. Analyse grammar and cohesion of source text.
4. resolve difficulties.
1.1 Identify source language, including register and style.
2.1 Apply subject and context knowledge to translation task, sourcing further assistance where required.
3.1 Analyse function of source language punctuation.
4.1 Identify deficient source language text and discuss with client.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities in this unit will be class practice, takehome assignments, discussions. The main focus will be for students to practise under the supervision of their teacher.
The weekly teaching schedule and practice material from various domains relevant to professional translation practice will be provided in class/lab by the teacher.
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.
The assessment tasks/activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Assignments involving analysis of texts and written commentary
- Individual/group projects
- Group discussions
Assessment Task 1: Production of a LOTE text in a complex setting by students. This assessment task will be graded.
Assessment 2: Translation project involving translation of a video of interview/film/movie segment. To be transcribed, translated and subtitled using translation technology, have peer-reviewed, finalise and submit. Due: Week 8.
Assessment Task 3: Timed translation of a passage in class/lab. Due Week: 11.
Assessment Task 4: Timed translation of 2 passages (in NAATI accreditation test format). Due Week 14-16.
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency achieved and graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
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