Course Title: Use translation technology
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: LANG5773C
Course Title: Use translation technology
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6109 - Advanced Diploma of Translating
Course Contact : Miranda Lai
Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523
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Nominal Hours: 30
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to use commercial translation technologies designed to streamline and speed translation tasks and introduces students to common translation software and hardware in use such as Wordfast and TRADOS and scanners with OCR feature.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS612A Use translation technology
1. Prepare to use translation technology.
2. Translate source text to draft target text using translation technology.
3. Manually check draft translation.
4. Evaluate use of translation technology.
1.1. Check translation technology and confirm familiarity and useability with reference material, its suitability for the assignment and address issues and limitations.
2.1. Use translation technology appropriate to the translation task.
3.1. Critically evaluate translation of terminology and concepts achieved by using technology.
4.1. Complete required special requirements and supporting documentation according to available applications of technology.
Details of Learning Activities
Translation lab practice sessions using CAT tools,lectures, demonstrations of techology, assignments and projects
This unit will be incorporated into the Translation practice classes in the Translation labs/classes.
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 not limited to, the following:
- practical demostration in the computer laboratory of the use of translation technology
- translation memory built up during the study period
- translation assignments involving use of technology
- test/essay to evidence understanding of issues in computer translation and human translation
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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