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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Masato Takimoto


This unit is an introduction to the theoretical and practical skills required for interpreting and translating between Japanese and English. It is designed for students with advanced competence in both Japanese and English, and will address both linguistic skills and interpreting/translating skills. While not intended to bring students to a professional level, the course will enhance students' ability to perform the informal interpreting and translating tasks. It will also provide a good foundation for further study in this area.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Be aware of basic theoretical issues concerning interpreting and translating and their practical implications;
  2. Have developed strategies for processing spoken and written texts from English into Japanese and vice versa; and
  3. Have improved their competence in Japanese.


Written work: 20%
Performance activities: 30%
Tests: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Masato Takimoto

Contact hours

4 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar and 1 x 2 hour tutorial) per week


Japanese 9 or equivalent


JPL1100, JPL2100, JPL3100, JPL4100, JLG5100