University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CHIN 7010 - Professional Interpreting B

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to MA (InterpTrnsltnTrnscultComm), GDipInterpTrnsltnTrnscultComm students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: Students are assumed to have a high level proficiency in both Mandarin and English
Assessment: Weekly Interpreting Tasks 30%, In-class interpreting practice 30%, Final Test 40%.

This course aims to provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills to prepare them for seeking professional qualifications and career readiness as certified interpreters and/or certified interpreters in specialized areas. The curriculum is based on contemporary theories of interpreting and adopts a distinctive communicative approach. Trained by highly qualified and experienced professionals, students will learn to communicate and facilitate communications effectively in bilingual and cross-cultural settings as competent interpreters. The teaching and learning activities surround knowledge and skills required for NAATI certification tests, and equips students with capabilities and confidence for interpreting jobs in the real world. Students will learn to do various interpreting tasks as specified in NAATI certification test format including dialogues, chuchotage, sight translation and monologues in consecutive modes in both directions. Apart from training for effective short term memory, note-taking techniques, content analysis, processing and production, they are encouraged to engage in collaborative work through small group discovery activities designed to suit both group and individual training and practicing demands. A state-of-the-art language lab is specifically dedicated to this interpreting course where students will have access to resources and support for practicing consecutive and simultaneous interpreting for dialogues, presentations and speeches in various community, business and professional contexts.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22599 LE01 20 17 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Napier, 107, Computer Suite
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Napier, 107, Computer Suite
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22600 WR01 20 18 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
29120 WR02 20 19 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class