Course Title: Interpret through communication media

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: LANG5783C

Course Title: Interpret through communication media

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6134 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting

Course Contact : Miranda Lai

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523

Course Contact Email:miranda.lai@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ms. Binglee TEH - binglee.teh@rmit.edu.au
Mr. Bum LEE - bum.lee@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

This course describes the outcomes required to use technology to support interpreting in visual or physical isolation. The course addresses awareness of the technology available for interpreting situations, the potential impact of the technology on the interpreting assignment and its outcomes and the management skills required to adjust delivery to take account of the constraints and advantages of the technology.

This unit will be taught in a cluster with the following units:

  • LANG5783C Interpret using communication media
  • LANG5784C Interpret as part of a team


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS608A Interpret through communication media

Element:

1. Prepare environment and participants

Performance Criteria:

1.1Prepare resources appropriate to communication medium and make necessary environmental adjustments.
1.2Consult technical support staff to establish equipment conditions and access to become familiar with specific technology.
1.3 Undertake technical management and confirm the process and purpose of the assignment.
1.4Seek information about people and context and identify issues which may affect the process or outcomes and take necessary action to address problems.

Element:

2 Adapt delivery to equipment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Effect introductions and confirm process of interpreting by telephone or video link and relevant roles and conditions.
2.2 Adjust volume and position of equipment for audibility or visibility and adjust delivery to be heard or seen.
2.3 Identify and use terms of address appropriate to the medium.
2.4 Identify physical challenges posed by the communication medium and make recommendations to address them.
2.5 Act assertively to address technological. problems.

Element:

3 Manage discourse

Performance Criteria:

3.1Adapt delivery to physical requirements and constraints of the technology.
3.2Use open strategies to manage communication flow in a culturally appropriate manner
3.3Use a range of strategies to adjust and adapt to rapidly changing subjects and context matters, dialects and regional variations and register.Take notes to support retention and recall and seek clarification or repetition when necessary.
3.4Use overt strategies to manage communication breakdown.
3.5Monitor occupational health and safety issues arising from using communication equipment and take preventative action.

Element:

4 Evaluate delivery

Performance Criteria:

4.1Evaluate appropriateness of technology chosen.
4.2Evaluate own adaptation of delivery to the technology.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

A range of activities using Blackboard Collaborate, videos, telephone and live simulations in and outside of class on group bases.


Teaching Schedule

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Lang5783C
  1. Prepare environment and participants
  2. Adapt delivery to equipment
  3. Manage discourse
  4. Evaluate delivery
  • Intro to Lang5783C - Elements
  • Assessment tasks
Lang5784C
  1. Clarify assignment requirements
  2. Prepare as a team
  3. Undertake team assignment
  4. Evaluate team performance
  • Intro to Lang5784C - Elements
  • Assessment tasks
LANG5783C
  1. Prepare environment and participants
  2. Adapt delivery to equipment
  3. Manage discourse
  4. Evaluate delivery
  • AT1 – In-class assessment
Lang5784C
  1. Clarify assignment requirements
  2. Prepare as a team
  3. Undertake team assignment
  4. Evaluate team performance
LANG5783C
 
  1. Prepare environment and participants
  2. Adapt delivery to equipment
  3. Manage discourse
  4. Evaluate delivery
  • AT2 – In-class assessment
LANG5784C
 
  1. Clarify assignment requirements
  2. Prepare as a team
  3. Undertake team assignment
  4. Evaluate team performance
LANG5783C

 
  1. Prepare environment and participants
  2. Adapt delivery to equipment
  3. Manage discourse
  4. Evaluate delivery
  • AT3 - In-class assessment
LANG5784C
  1. Clarify assignment requirements
  2. Prepare as a team
  3. Undertake team assignment
  4. Evaluate team performance


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

The unit is supported online using Blackboard. The Blackboard gives access to important announcements, staff contacts details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. Access to Blackboard can be found at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit


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
- roleplays
- real or simulated interpreting assignments via communication media
- self reflective reports
- action learning plans.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 : Simulated Interpreting by Telephone
You will be asked to interpret a dialogue on a given topic by telephone as part of a telephone interpreting team. You will be assessed based on the performance criteria as specified in the unit descriptor. Further instructions, and information will be provided by the instructor during class.

Assessment Task 2: Simulated Interpreting by Video Conferencing
You will be asked to interpret a dialogue on a given topic by videoconferencing as part of a videoconference interpreting team. You will be assessed based on the performance criteria as specified in the unit descriptor. Further instructions, and information will be provided by the instructor during class.

Assessment Task 3: Online Quiz or Presentation
Online quiz to test underpinning knowledge and skills covered in the course; or self-evaluation and reflection presentation.


GRADING INFORMATION

This course uses a competency-based assessment and will be graded as follows:

CA (Competency Achieved)
NYC (Not Yet Competent)
DNS (Did Not Submit)

All competency-based assessment tasks for this course must be completed at the required level (see the elements and key performance criteria for each unit) in order to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved).

If a student has not completed ALL the assessment tasks or they have completed but some or all are not at the required level, they will be assessed as NYC (Not Yet Competent).

If a student does not submit assessment tasks at all, a DNS result will be entered.


Assessment Matrix

ElementsAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
Prepare environment and participants                                  XX 
Adapt delivery to equipmentXX 
Manage DiscourseXXX
Evaluate DeliveryXXX

Other Information

Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. An application for extension of time must be lodged with your tutor or the course coordinator as early as possible, and no later than one working day before the due date for submission.
You can apply for extension using the University’s Extension Application Form – http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf – or by emailing your course coordinator or tutor directly.
An extension of up to seven calendar days may be granted if good reason can be demonstrated. Include supporting evidence (such as medical certificates) with your application.
Extensions beyond seven calendar days cannot be granted by course coordinators, tutors or the School. To apply for an extension of time greater than seven calendar days you must lodge an application for Special Consideration.

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Penalties for Late Submission
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, late submission will be penalised as follows:
1. Assessment tasks submitted after the due date of submission shall receive a penalty of five per cent of the grades available for that assessment per day for each day late.
2. No assessment task shall be accepted more than three weeks after the due date without special consideration.

Assessment Appeals
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
a) You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
b) You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
c) You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/info-trek/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
* Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
* Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
* Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
* Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
* Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
* Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
* Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
* Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.

For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Discipline Statute and Regulations - http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=11jgnnjgg70y

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com
 

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