Interpreting French

Module code: FR3202

This module introduces the skills required in bilateral interpreting through practice exercises and scenarios. We will reflect on key topics which should help you build a picture of the role of the interpreter, and evaluate your own performance in the activity. As your confidence grows in the second part of the module, you move significantly closer to the work of the interpreter, mainly through practice centred on business negotiation situations. You will also have the opportunity to practice chuchotage and simultaneous interpreting if you wish to.

Topics

  • Note-taking
  • History of Interpreting
  • Interpreting contexts
  • Interpreting skills
  • Listening skills
  • Communication contexts
  • The role of the interpreter
  • Public service (or community) interpreting (medical and legal interpreting)
  • Chuchotage
  • The Ethics of Interpreting
  • Business interpreting
  • Simultaneous interpreting

Learning

  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 6 hours of supervised time
  • 124 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Oral exam (50%)
  • Interpreting assignment (50%)