Course Title: Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6134 Advanced Diploma of Interpreting

Course Title: Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE)

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Miranda Lai

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the outcomes, skills and knowledge required to interpret from a source language to a target language in complex monologue settings, preserving the communicative intent of the source language. The course requires the ability to use a range of techniques to assist in the message transfer process and to address problems in delivery. An interpreter in the monologue setting is required to interpret in one language direction, from source to target. A complex setting involves specialised subjects requiring a high level of subject knowledge, or intense assignment-specific preparation. The speech to an audience that characterises the monologue setting typically requires the interpreter to use effective public speaking or presentation skills. A complex setting may involve specialised subjects requiring a high level of subject knowledge, or intense assignment specific preparation. Interpreting in this setting typically requires high levels of accuracy and accountability.

The content of communication may be provided in advance in a written report or presentation, or it may not be easily predicted or planned for, and there are unlikely to be opportunities for error correction. The physical elements of the setting may prevent the interpreter from managing the discourse.

This course will be taught in a cluster with the following courses:

  • LANG5779C Interpret in Complex Dialogue Settings (LOTE)
  • LANG5780C Interpret in Complex Monologue Settings (LOTE)
  • LANG5782C Sight Translate (LOTE)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS606A Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE)


1 Receive and analyse source message

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 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/activities may include, but are not limited to:

- Practical demonstrations
- Role plays
- Observation checklists
- Peer review
- Real or simulated monologue interpreting assignments (live or recorded)