- Code VIET6015
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Vietnamese
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, Cultural Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Syllabus: This course is to develop Vietnamese-English and English-Vietnamese translation skills with particular reference to specific fields relevant to participants’ professional requirements. It is designed to familiarize students with available reference and technological resources. It involves regular written and oral tasks in the participants’ first language and in Vietnamese. On completion of this course, the student will be able to translate standard documents within their field and begin to interpret in oral communication situations
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of translation theory and practice, and apply it to specific problems encountered in translation between English and Vietnamese, and vice versa.
- Demonstrate an understanding of issues in translating from English into Vietnamese, and vice versa, including assessing translation tasks, identifying the place of register, reflecting the styles of different genres, and addressing issues of pragmatic and cultural interpretation.
- Recognize and apply common techniques to complete a translation task of specific areas of interest to the student.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced level of Vietnamese.
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.
- Short bi-weekly unseen translation/interpretation tasks (30) [LO null]
- translation into and from Vietnamese (25) [LO null]
- translation/interpretation project into Vietnamese (15) [LO null]
- Final Examination (30) [LO null]
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Contact Hours: One lecture and one tutorial per week
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