Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Hailan Paulsen


This unit builds on and develops the bilingual communication skills acquired in ATS3045 Chinese interpreting skills 1, and on the ability to apply these skills in a wider range of contexts, including: finance and trade, banking and insurance, information and technology, legal matters, conference interpreting, and interview techniques.


This unit aims to further the training of bilingually proficient students in the role, theory, ethics, and practice of interpreting. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. more fully understand the differences between verbal and non-verbal interpreting skills and the concepts underlying the principles and practice of interpreting and to recognize the specific requirements of different types of interpreting in a wider range of contexts.
  2. demonstrate improved verbal and non-verbal interpreting competence in both Chinese and English; acquire more developed interpreting skills and strategies; undertake a wider range of real-life communicative activities and explore solutions to problems involved in decoding and encoding messages in the process of interpreting
  3. demonstrate enhanced multicultural understanding, as a prerequisite to interpreting, and the ability to communicate culturally specific information into an understandable format in the target language
  4. continue into advanced translation/interpreting studies, with confidence to participate in studies such as NAATI accredited courses.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Exam: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS3045 or permission


ATS2046, ATS2052, ATS3052, ATS4044, APG4544, APG4952, APG5946, APG5952