Course Title: Prepare translated transcripts
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: LANG5778C
Course Title: Prepare translated transcripts
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 translate transcripts of audiovisual recordings from source language into target language accurately and appropriatley for context and end use. It requires understanding of the purpose and potential use of the information, a high level of comprehension of spoken language and the context in which it is spoken, the ability to translate into the same register, and the ability to work between speaking and writing.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS609A Prepare translated transcripts
1. Prepare for audiovisual transcription.
2. Prepare summary of source material.
3. Draft translation of transcripts of source material.
4. Check draft translations of transcripts.
5. Finalise translation.
6. Maintain safe record keeping practices.
1.1Confirm client requirements including protocols and procedures and their implications for personal capacity to undertake the assignment.
2.1 Attend actively to material to familiarise with speakers and context.
4.1 Check translations for consistency, accuracy and fitness for purpose, and identify and correct errors manually and using computer-based tools.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will work in pairs complete two simulations : one involving processing police intercept messages; the other will be a transcription of an interview between a community worker and a person undergoing drug rehabilitation for broadcast on community radio. Various learning activities will support students in undertaking the steps required to complete these assignments.
This unit will be incorporated into the Translation practice classes in the Translation labs/classes.
This competency will involve collaboration between the students in their teams using Balckboard to work on transcription and research activities.
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.
- Practical demonstrations
- Translation assignments
- Observation checklists
- Peer review
- Teacher directed group activities
Assessment Task 1: Simulated transcription assignment. Radio station ABZ requires students to work in teams of two to produce a full transcript of an interview of a former drug user who is undergoing rehabiltation. The assignment is a part of a government community information campaign. Students will required to complete each task under instruction from the teacher. Students will be assessed as COMPETENT or NOT YET COMPETENT for this assessment.
Assessment Task 2: Students will work in pairs to prepare the transcript of a series of intercepted email messages that the police would like you to translate into your LOTE for use by security intelligence officers in LOTE land. Students are to use the processes learnt in Assessment task One to make a strategy plan to complete the assignment within the time limit of 15 hours. The team will work independently of the teacher, accessing various resources, including linguistic forensic experts, to resolve problems presented by the assignment. You are to complete supporting documentation and references to demonstrate the skills and knowledge used in the process. This assignment is to be submitted to the teacher for assessment at the end of the semester in week 16. This Assessment Task will be assessed for academic grading purposes.
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competent with Pass
NYC - Not Yet Competent
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