Course Title: Context and Practice of Translation 2B (LOTE into English) Arabic

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6067

Course Title: Context and Practice of Translation 2B (LOTE into English) Arabic

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 85.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term2 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Brad Paez

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0362

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

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

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN930 Context and Practice of Translation 2B (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.
  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.
  3. Research Australia’s and the LOTE-speaking country’s institutional and professional contexts that arise in a substantial translation text.
  4. Collaborate in developing acceptable equivalences (in English or the LOTE as applicable) for terminology relating to these contexts.
  5. Apply a variety of techniques for translating words and terms that are difficult to transfer due to cultural factors.
  6. Provide a comprehensive rationale for each equivalence.

Overview of Assessment

Three Learning Outcome tasks.