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Japanese-English, English-Japanese Interpreting HMJ337


Designed for advanced students of Japanese to provide basic vocational training in the skills of interpreting from Japanese to English, and English to Japanese. Students are required to master specialised vocabulary, honorific expressions and the conventions of speech and behaviour essential for appropriate performance in the profession of interpreting. Students are also familiarised with the legal and ethical aspects of interpreting, as well as with the codes of conduct of national and international professional associations of interpreters.


Unit name Japanese-English, English-Japanese Interpreting
Unit code HMJ337
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Ms Yukiko Burns

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

3 hours per week, seminar/practical


Weekly assignments, presentation of practical demonstrations and oral/aural tests (50%), oral/aural end-of-sem exam (30 mins per student) (50%)

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