Course Title: Interpret through communication media
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2011
Course Code: LANG5783C
Course Title: Interpret through communication media
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: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to use technology to support interpreting in visual or physical isolation, and to manage delivery of interpreting via communication media. You will take into account the constraints and advantages of the technology.
This unit will be delivered in a cluster with the following units:
LANG5780C Interpret in complex monologue settings
LANG5784C Interpret as part of a team
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS608A Interpret through communication media
1. Prepare environment and participants
2. Adapt delivery to equipment
3. manage discourse.
4. Evaluate delivery.
Prepare environment and participants
1. Prepare resources appropriate to communication medium and make necessary environmental adjustments.
Adapt delivery to equipment
4. Effect introductions and confirm process of interpreting by telephone or video link and relevant roles and conditions.
9. Adapt delivery to physical requirements and constraints of the technology.
14. Evaluate appropriateness of technology chosen.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of activities using Elluminate, Backboard, videos and live simulations will be structured each week
25 hours class face to face activities
10 hours guided activities
5 hours journal reflection
Weekly schedule will be provided in class by 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 may inlcude, but are not limited to:
- practical demonstration
- real or simulated interpreting assignments via communication media
- self reflective reports
- action learning plans.
Note: these assessments will be undertaken concurrently with LANG5782
Learning Outcome 1 (50% weighting)
During weeks 5/6 and weeks 14/15 individual students will be observed performing a range of activities performed via a range of media including video, face to face and live on line. One week prior to observation the teacher will advise which particular performance criteria will be assessed and the context and topic area for testing so students will be able to prepare for assessment. The observations will be recorded on a checklist for each student and feedback will be provided to the student.
Learning Outcome 2 (50% 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 sight translation skills under the performance criteria listed above. The journal will be submitted for marking at the end of week 12.
Refer to Assessment Matrix in 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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