TRA3083 General Interpreting

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

This course builds on Introductory Interpreting and aims at developing students’ intermediate-level interpreting skills in English to Chinese and Chinese to English. The focus is on the enhancement of students’ English listening comprehension and bilingual oral skills, and students are given access to innovative technological tools to improve on their skills in interpreting and self-evaluation.  Further, the students are provided with feedback on their competence in sight interpreting and consecutive interpreting of increasingly complex source texts. 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

Conductindependent basic research in translation studies.

CILOs-PILOs Mapping Matrix

Course Code & Title: TRA3083 General Interpreting

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

CILO 1

Formulate their own bilingual vocabulary bank, bilingual note-taking and short-term memory skills for effective interpreting;

PILO 1

CILO 2

Distinguish the main ideas of the source texts and original speech, and reconstruct them in consecutive interpreting; and

PILOs 2, 3

CILO 3

Interpret accurately and effectively from English to Chinese and Chinese to English on general and specific topics.

PILOs 1, 3