Introduction to Interpreting

Module code: ML1001

Module co-ordinator: Dr Adelina Hild

Module Outline

This module will provide students an overview of different modes of interpreting in different setting and on the development of interpreting as a profession and as an academic discipline. There will also be practical workshop that focuses on liaison interpreting where they learn to produce short intervals of translated utterances bilaterally.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module students should be able to:

  • Explain different modes of interpreting in different professional settings
  • Discuss interpreting as a profession and as an academic discipline
  • Produce short intervals of utterances in liaison interpreting

Teaching and Learning Methods

  • This module is taught through weekly lectures and practical workshops.
  • The lectures will focus on different modes of interpreting in different settings and on the development of the practice and discipline in interpreting studies.
  • The workshops will focus on practice of liaison interpreting.
  • Students will be encouraged to use Blackboard for independent study, and to access resources available on the internet to practise interpreting.

Assessment Methods

  • Students' achievement in this module will be assessed through an in-class simulated liaison interpreting task lasting about 10 minutes, for which they must have prepared in advance.
  • Students' knowledge of modes of interpreting in different settings, and of interpreting as a profession and as academic discipline, will be assessed through an essay of 1,000 words.