TRA3003 Introductory Interpreting

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

This is an introductory course providing a foundation in the theory and practice of English-Chinese and Chinese-English interpreting. Students are trained with a strong skill base in listening comprehension as well as in bilingual oral presentation. The focus will be on the development of students’ competence in sight interpreting and consecutive interpreting of source texts on general and specialised topics. Students will access innovative on-line technology as a vehicle for the enhancement of interpreting and self-evaluation skills. The medium of instruction will be in English while teaching materials will both be in Putonghua/Chinese and English for C-E and E-C interpreting.

Course Intended Learning outcomes (cilos) with matching to PILOs

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Programme Title: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Translation Studies

PILO

Upon successful completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

PILO 1

Communicate and translate effectively as a bilingual and bicultural professional in Chinese and English and in written and verbal forms;

PILO 2

Compare and contrast differences in cultural contexts in order to build a strong sense of bicultural sensitivity;

PILO 3

Apply various theories and concepts to facilitate and to analyze the practices of translation and interpreting;

PILO 4

Develop the necessary interpersonal skills and professional ethics for a career in translation and/or interpreting as well as in language and communication fields;

PILO 5

Conduct independent basic research in translation studies.

CILOs-PILOs Mapping Matrix

Course Code & Title: TRA3003 Introductory Interpreting

CILO Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: PILO(s) to be addressed

CILO 1

Develop a bilingual vocabulary bank and bilingual note-taking skills to enhance short-term memory capacity for effective interpreting;

PILO 1

CILO 2

Analysethe gist of the source text in sight interpreting and the tone of the original speech in consecutive interpreting; and

PILOs 1, 3

CILO 3

Interpret effectively for sight and consecutive purposes from English to Chinese and Chinese to English on general topics.

PILOs 1, 3