Course Title: Interpret in complex dialogue settings (LOTE)
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2011
Course Code: LANG5779C
Course Title: Interpret in complex dialogue settings (LOTE)
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6111 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting
Course Contact : Miranda Lai
Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523
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Nominal Hours: 100
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to undertake interpreting between two languages in complex dialogue settings. The complex dialogue settings are typically characterized by high level of subject knowledge, lack of opportunities for error correction, difficulty predicting content of communication and need to switch between interpreting modes during transfer process. The main focus is to preserve the communicative intent of the message and transfer the meaning using a range of techniques.
This unit is delivered in a cluster with the following unit:
LANG5782C Sight Translate (LOTE)
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS605A Interpret in complex dialogue settings (LOTE)
1- Receive and analyse source language.
1. 1. Establish dialogue protocols with participants in a professional
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities may include:
observations, role plays, journal writing, quizzes, simulations, practical demostrations including use of video.
40 hours will be spent in class activities
25 hours will be spent in guided practice activities including group work and peer review outside of outside class
25 hours will be spent on specific guided practice activities for Learning Outcome 2 and Learning Outcome 3
10 hours will be spent on reflective journal writing
Weekly teaching schedule will be provided by the teacher.
Please note. The topics may vary between language groups depending on their specific needs.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will be ongoing during the semester and you will be asked a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key performance criteria.
These assessment tasks/activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Practical demonstrations
- Role plays
- Observation checklists
- Peer review
- Real or simulated interpreting assignments (live or recorded)
- Action Learning Tasks
(NOTE: THESE ASSESSMENT TASKS WILL ALSO INCORPORATE ASSESSMENT OF LANG5782 )
(Note: Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 be performed concurrently with assessment for LANG5782)
Assessment Task 1 (10% weighting)
Students will be observed in weeks 4, 8 and 12 by the teacher as they perform a range of class activities including simulated dialogues in various settings. The teacher will advise which element of competency and performance criteria will be assessed on each occasion. The observations will be recorded on a checklist for each student.
Assessment Task 2 (40% weighting, week 9-11 )
1 dialogue of approximately 400 words is to be interpreted, preserving the communicative intent of the message. Following the dialogue interpreting, sight translations of two passages of approx. 200 words each will be performed, one into English and one into LOTE.
This assessment will be assessed against NAATI accreditation standards. NOTE: Students must achieve at least a Competent with Pass result in this assessment task as a prerequisite to undertake Assessment Task 3
Assessment Task 3 (40% weighting, end of semester)
2 dialogues of approximately 400 words each are to be interpreted, preserving the communicative intent of the message. Following the dialogue interpreting, sight translations of two passages of approx. 200 words each will be performed, one into English and one into LOTE.
NOTE: This assessment will be assessed against NAATI accreditation standards and will be used to determine eligibility for recommendation to NAATI at the appropriate level.
Learning Outcome 4 (10% weighting, ongoing from week 2 to week 12)
Reflective Journal. Each week students are to spend up to 1 hour writing in a journal to reflect on the theory provided and how it applies to class learning and guided activities set by the teacher each week. Students need to reflect on their performance under the performance criteria listed above. The journal will be submitted for marking at the end of week 12.
Refer to Assessment Matrix on Blackboard
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CP - Competent with Pass
NYC - Not Yet Competent
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