LANG 7006 Business Interpreting
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 101868
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Description The unit builds student skills in different settings of business interpreting, from formal business meetinfs to on-site work in production units to business social activities. Interpreting skills are honed through practice utilising live, media and internet input. The unit also examines the complexity of the interpreter's role and the interrelationship between business ethics and interpreting ethics when interpreters function as members of a business team.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Co-requisite(s) LANG 7020
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
Students should have at least an intermediate level of specialised technical skills necessary for the different modes of interpreting: dialogue, consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation, before attempting this subject.
- Interpret with confidence in a variety of business settings
- Understand, critically analyse and replicate business discourse patterns and business terminology
- Explain and build into their practice the role demands and role limits of interpreters in diverse business settings
- Identify appropriate behaviour in business settings including dress, observance of formalities, and awareness of site-specific requirements such as safety procedures
- Appraise the non-interpreting functions affecting the interpreter in the context of business team needs and team priorities
- Sight translate with confidence texts related to business settings
- interpreting and sight translation practice in business settings including formal greetings and introductions, meeting procedures, site visit formalities and negotiations
- The pragmatics and etiquette of business interpreting in The context of cultural differences and intercultural communication
- business terminology in finance, trade, contracts and Negotiation
- Examination of Roles and Ethical challenges for interpreters in business settings
- interpreters as members of business Negotiation teams
- Building interpreting teams and teamwork in business interpreting
- The interpreter as A small business
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|In-class scenario-building and interpreting and sight translation activities||varies - during class time||10||N||Individual|
|Final Theory Exam||1 hour||10||N||Individual|
|In-class exam||Per student: 1 10 minute interpreted business dialogues as individuals or members of teams; 2 X 200 word texts for sight translation activities.||40||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 1
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
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