Courses & Units

Chinese Translation Skills and Practice HMC316



This unit aims to develop students’ practical skills and techniques of translation from English to Chinese. It is suitable for students who have successfully completed HMC319 and HMC320, or international students who are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese and its dialects. It is also suitable for heritage students whose Chinese is native-like.


Unit name Chinese Translation Skills and Practice
Unit code HMC316
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr Lucy Li

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic theories and principles used for translation, appreciating linguistic differences between English and Chinese.
  2. Analyse and interpret an English source text.
  3. Apply basic skills and techniques in translation from English into Chinese.
  4. Produce accurate and natural translations giving appropriate consideration to target language grammar and conventions.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091515 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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HMC319 & HMC320 or equivalent.

Prerequisites waived for native Chinese speakers.


Teaching Pattern

Weekly workshop (2 x 1 hour)


Task 1: Online quizzes, 30 minutes (10%)

Task 2: Tutorial participation (15%)

Task 3: Mid-semester exam, 60 minutes (35%)

Task 4: Final exam, 100 minutes (40%)

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