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APG5874

Faculty of Arts

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Translation Studies

Coordinator(s)

Marc Orlando

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

This unit will complement APG5691 Intermediate interpreting and introduce students to the issues and techniques associated with conference interpreting and translation. Students will be exposed to the practice of conference interpreting and translation (introduction to simultaneous interpreting, communication skills, preparation techniques, terminology, ethics, and working practices) with a specific focus on international organisation's processes and procedures.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will have gained competence and knowledge in the following:

  1. Practice of interpretation: communication skills

(voice coaching, public speaking techniques, etc.); conference preparation techniques

(terminology, information retrieval, applications of information technology as appropriate); professional ethics; conference procedures; working practices and conditions

  1. Practice of simultaneous interpreting
  2. The EU and international organisations: institutional processes and operations.Seminars and workshops will be conducted by practising/experienced conference interpreters with experience in training and in international institutions. The focus of these classes is on communications skills, preparatory techniques and ethics; therefore they will consist mainly of lectures and exercises in these areas applied to interpreting practice.In addition to seminars and workshops, students will be expected to devote time to research in these areas,
    1. e. background reading; use of information sources; preparation of assignments, etc.). The programme is based on the expectation that the number of class contact hours and self-directed study may total no less than 200 hours for the unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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)

Prerequisites

An aptitude test, APG5049 and APG5875 or APG4813 and APG4816, or with permission