Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Masato Takimoto


Previously coded JPL3100


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

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Japanese language


Japanese 9 or equivalent