• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Translation Studies, Asian Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Lihong Rambeau
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course is designed for Independent level Standard Modern Chinese language students as a course in Chinese-English interpretation.  It will introduce the three different forms of interpretation including simultaneous interpretation, consecutive interpretation and sight interpretation. The course is intended to equip students with interpretation skills and serve as a foundation course for further Chinese-English interpretation courses.    

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Interpret a range of spoken discourses from Chinese into English and vice versa, focusing on accuracy and fluency;
  2. Critique the quality of an accomplished interpretation;
  3. Complete an interpretation task in real life.

Other Information

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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. TBC (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Three contact hours per week. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN6525 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language placement test. Incompatible with CHIN3216.

Prescribed Texts

TBC

Preliminary Reading

TBC

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2704 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

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