Introduction to Interpreting

Module code: ML1001
Module co-ordinator: TBC

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

Learning

  • 5 hours of lectures
  • 5 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 90 hours of guided independent study

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

  • Essay, 1,000 words (60%)
  • Liaison interpreting task, 10 minutes (40%)