2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
MODL5017M Introduction to Interpreting Skills
15 creditsClass Size: 12
Module manager: Hanem El-Farahaty
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful admission to one of the programmes listed above.
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryA practical introduction to essential interpreting skills.
ObjectivesThis module aims to introduce students to the profession of interpreting while also helping them develop basic interpreting skills including memory skills, note-taking, presentation and delivery skills, and the ability to summarise the main points in a speech or dialogue and clearly articulate a message.
Students may go on to apply these skills in more advanced training in interpreting should they wish to do so.
On completion of this module students should show evidence of:
- familiarity with the main forms and contexts of interpreting
- competency in basic interpreting skills as described above
- a broad knowledge of current affairs which is relevant to their preparedness for further interpreting studies
- a proactive and self-reflective approach to their work and an ability to develop professional relationships with others.
This module offers a blend of conceptual knowledge and practical experience in exploring basic approaches to interpreting. In addition to providing a detailed examination of the contexts in which the different forms and modes of interpreting are practised, it offers practical advice and training in the skills (memory, analytical skills, note-taking, expression, general knowledge, and presentation skills) required for basic interpreting, creating a platform from which to pursue more intensive interpreting study if desired. Exercises will generally be monolingual.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||130.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private study- Intensive group practice of interpreting skills exercises as suggested by module tutors.
- Preparation for the topic of the week.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- The progress of competence will be monitored throughout the semester by providing regular feedback on student performance in classes.
- Feedback sheet is available to students.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||A 20-minute monolingual interpreting exercise at the end of semester 2.||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 10/05/2018
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