Course Title: Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE)
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: LANG5780C
Course Title: Interpret in complex monologue 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 from a source language into a target language in complex monologue settings, in what is usually known as consecutive interpreting mode. The complex settings are usually meetings, conferences and group activities which are typically characterized by high level of subject knowledge, intense assignment specific preparation, use of public speaking skills, lack of opportunities to correct errors and difficulty to predict content. The main focus is to preserve the communicative intent of the message and transfer the meaning using a range of techniques.
This unit will be delivered in a cluster with the following units:
LANG5783C Interpret through communication media
LANG5784C Interpret as part of a team
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS606A Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE)
1. receive and analyse source message.
2. transfer message to target language
3. evaluate interpreting performance.
1. Confirm that setting, context, parties and expectations are consistent with client requirements, assignment agreement and interpreting protocols.
8. Recall information from notes and other mnemonic devices.
10. Recognise and address issues in message transfer associated with the complexities of the setting, language and concepts.
12. Evaluate performance in line with issues encountered, assignment requirements and code of ethics.
Details of Learning Activities
Teachers will use role plays , class quizzes, simulated speeches (incoroporating the use of videos), corporate simulations, and peer observation in class and in guided weekly activities.
Through these activities students will practise using meaning-based approaches to interpreting, appropriate to the scenario in the class practice.
By reflecting on the therory and practice in tutorials students will experience a range of techniques and develop automaticity in receptive skills to spend more effort on the production into the target language.
Guided out of class activities (to be advised separately) will develop students’ skills further in both language directions, aiming to develop greater accuracy, standard of expression, style and register, using appropriate stress and intonation. Students may record out of class practice for feedback from peers or the teacher.
Teaching schedule for each group will be provided by the teachers in class.
Learning materials will largely be generated by the teachers (including professional interpreting texts, video and live simulations, case studies, live observations of professional speeches and other written and oral/aural materials from the press, Internet, media and government publications etc.) as the module is specifically targeted to practical skills that are necessary to the development of interpreting skills.
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discussion boards and chat rooms
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group work spaces
digital recording devices
Students are required to prepare their own digital recording device to be used in the interpreting class.
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:
- Practical demonstrations
- Role plays
- Observation checklists
- Peer review
- Real or simulated monologue interpreting assignments (live or recorded)
Assessment 1: You will be asked to listen to a LOTE passage and analyse, recall and reproduce in the LOTE language.
Assessment 2: Video/telephone interpreting of Dialogue and Sight Translation demonstration.
Assessment 3: Monologue Interpreting demonstration (live or video). (This will be used to assess Managing Discourse in Complex settings)
Assessment 4: Dialogue Interpreting, Sight Translation and Monologue Interpreting Test (This will be used for NAATI accreditation). Week 14-16.
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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