Course Title: Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: LANG5775C
Course Title: Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE
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: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to translate special purpose texts from the English language into another language , focusing on skills to convey the purpose and use of the text. Special purpose texts are typically characterised by context-specific terminology and discourse. The chances of encountering significant equivalence problems are high.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS601A Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE
1- Analyse special purpose source texts.
2- Translate English source texts to draft texts in LOTE.
3- Check draft translations.
4- Revise translations.
5- Finalise and evaluate special-purpose translations.
1.1. Receive and manage source texts according to client requirements and conditions and confirm that it is complete and legible.
2.1. Research and apply established translation precedents and information from resources to ensure consistent outcomes.
3.1. Critically evaluate subject-specific terminology and concepts, consistency, accuracy and functional equivalence of translated text.
4.1. Assess and incorporate advice from checking translator and subject experts.
5.1. Use technology to format translated texts according to agreed specifications and end use requirements, and liaise with client where required.
Details of Learning Activities
The central activity in this unit is to translate passages and review translation decisions as a group in class/translation lab.
Students will undertake a translation project. Students will learn to work with technological tools to assist their translations.
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:
- translation projects
- peer reviewed practical tasks
- real or simulated translation assignments
- practical demonstrations/assignments in which theories and strategies are applied abnd reviewed
- action learning activities
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, finalised and submited. 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 out of 3 passages (in NAATI accreditation test format). Due Week 14-16. This test will also be assessed against NAATI accreditation test standards and will be used for NAATI accreditation recommendation. A student must achieve a minimum result of CDI in each passage and overall.
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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