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Module Code: ENG307
Module Title: Conference Interpreting
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: ENG203 OR ENG204 ENG203
Build on existing conference interpreting skills acquired in ENG204 and develop skills further to cope with more complex source materials;

Equip students with the skills to use inter-preting booths and specialised interpreting software

Develop the students' awareness of the prob-lems likely to arise when interpreting con-secutively and simultaneously and provide them with the opportunity to deploy their skills making appropriate use of interpreting strategies and procedures to solve them;

Develop the bilingual terminology appropri-ate to multiple domains;

Develop the intellectual and analytical in-sight to be able to confront the ethical chal-lenges that may arise when working as pro-fessional interpreters.

Learning outcomes 
A. demonstrate knowledge of interpreting studies in an international conference context

B. show awareness of various interpreting skills including anticipation and paraphrasing;

C. develop one’s own effective system of note-taking for consecutive interpreting;

D. compile a glossary for a certain subject;

E. demonstrate skills in simultaneous interpreting both with texts and without texts in general topics;

F. deliver interpretations effectively both on one’s own or on a team;

G. raise awareness and understand ethical challenges that may arise when working as professional interpreters.

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and workshops), and will involve the following modes of teaching and learning:

a. Lecture: introduce knowledge of interpreting studies and provide a platform for students to examine and to improve their understanding of conference interpreting

b. Workshop: practice on different modes of conference interpreting, such as SI with texts, SI without texts, consecutive interpreting with note-taking, and whispering interpreting.
The topics of the module typically cover:

A brief history of conference interpreting

Language and brain: listening with comprehension

Language and brain: memory

Note-taking skills

Language and communication: equivalence and relevance theory

Interpreter as a communicator: speech act theory

Assessing interpreting performance

Cultural and social considerations

Coping techniques

Ethics of interpreting
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13   26        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assessment On Simulta-Neous Interpreting 30.00
2 Consecutive Interpreting Project 30.00
3 Final Exam 40.00

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