Course Title: Interpret in complex dialogue settings (LOTE)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6111

Course Title: Interpret in complex dialogue settings (LOTE)

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 100.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies


Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Miranda Lai

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers skills and knowledge required to undertake interpreting between two languages in complex dialogue settings. The complex dialogue settings are typically characterized by high level of subject knowledge, lack of opportunities for error correction, difficulty predicting content of communication and need to switch between interpreting modes during transfer process.  The main focus is to preserve the communicative intent of the message and transfer the meaning using a range of techniques. 

This unit is delivered in a cluster with the following unit:

LANG5782C Sight Translate (LOTE) "LANG5780 Interpret in Complex Monologue Settings"

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS605A Interpret in complex dialogue settings (LOTE)


1- Receive and analyse source language.
2- Transfer message to target language.
3- Evaluate interpreting performance.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be ongoing during the semester and you will be asked a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key performance criteria.

These assessment tasks/activities may include, but are not limited to:

- Practical demonstrations

- Role plays

- Observation checklists

- Peer review

- Real or simulated interpreting assignments (live or recorded)

- Action Learning Tasks