- Code CHIN3041
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Chinese
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, English, European Languages, Translation Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
This course is designed for Independent level Standard Modern Chinese language students as a course in Chinese-English translation. The course is intended to equip students with translation skills and serve as a foundation course for further Chinese-English translation courses. Students will learn how to use the most common on- line tools critically, how to judge and critique the quality of an accomplished translation task, and have some experience in handling translation issues in real life.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Translate complex real — world materials from Chinese into English and vice versa.
- Critique the quality of an accomplished translation.
- Demonstrate familiarity with frequently used general and technical online translation tools, and apply them to their own translations.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Independent level of Modern Chinese.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
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Three contact hours per week. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
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