This degree caters for both face-to-face and online learning modes.
Learning and teaching
Through your studies in this degree, you will develop specialised knowledge of current and emerging industrial and ethical issues in the field, and gain an advanced understanding of written and spoken discourse analysis.
You'll use translation technologies to streamline translation work and become familiar with technological advances in the field.
You will experience a range of teaching and learning approaches, including independent research, lectures, tutorials and workshops, problem-based learning activities, and professional projects.
Face-to-face tutorials with a LOTE instructor will only be scheduled when there is a substantial number of students of the same language. Otherwise, you will be allocated to a non-language-specific language stream, where you will work with students of other languages and will may have language-specific tuition several a few times a semester where possible.
Your knowledge and skills will be assessed through written work, presentations, independent and group projects, online discussion, industry-based assessment, and exams and tests. You will also demonstrate a range of verbal, written and online approaches of communication.
Please note that for the translating and interpreting subjects, all content and skills will be delivered in English. Some subjects will have bilingual activities and assessment tasks. You are expected to form study groups and use practice materials provided to maximise skill development and improvement. Periodic feedback on your performance into your language other than English (LOTE) will be facilitated by the teachers and instructors through sending practice recordings/texts/digital files to suitably qualified persons to provide feedback in electronic format.
Learning at RMIT
The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.
Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.