LANC404-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Translating and Interpreting for the Community

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


This course focuses on the concept of Community Translation and Interpreting, of which the purpose is to provide members of minority communities language access to public services offered both routinely and in a crisis scenario. This course will introduce functional translation theories as the theoretical framework with practical advice and discussion on both achievement of pragmatic equivalence and significance of self-reflection on students' development of individual translation/interpreting skills.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Subject to the approval of the Head of Department.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Wei Teng


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Short essays 30% Due in Weeks 4, 7 and 12
Assignments (2) 30% Due in weeks 5 and 6
Interpreting Test 20% Held week 11
Final essay 20% Due in Week 14

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All LANC404 Occurrences

  • LANC404-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020