Course Title: Context and Practice of Translation 1B (LOTE into English) Arabic

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6067

Course Title: Context and Practice of Translation 1B (LOTE into English) Arabic

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term2 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Miranda Lai

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99253523

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The course aims to provide students with skills and knowledge in written transfer, the primary competency of the Professional Translator, and the ability to apply relevant theoretical framework and contextual knowledge required of particular assignments.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of bilingual intake test.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN929 Context and Practice of Translation 1B (LOTE into English) Arabic

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Translate passages that embody a reasonable level of linguistic and conceptual difficulty from LOTE into English, exhibiting appropriate use of transfer skills and achieving acceptable meaning-based renderings. Produce renderings in the Target Language that are appropriate to the context of the text in lexis, idiom, register, collocation, style, etc.
  2. Examine in depth a range of institutional and professional contexts in which interpreting and translating take place as professional activities, and apply related concepts and vocabulary within more complex translation practice. 
    • Research Australia’s and the LOTE-speaking country’s institutional and professional contexts that arise in a substantial translation text.
    • Collaborate in developing acceptable equivalences (in English or the LOTE as applicable) for terminology relating to these contexts.
    • Apply a variety of techniques for translating words and terms that are difficult to transfer due to cultural factors.
    • Provide a comprehensive rationale for each equivalence.
  3. Translate passages under normal NAATI* conditions.

NAATI: National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Intepreters 

Overview of Assessment

Three Learning Outcome tasks.