Course Catalog

TIFR8502

Intro to Interp into French

Introduces students to conference interpretation in general and consecutive interpretation in particular. Lays a foundation for the development of professional skills in consecutive interpretation, emphasizing the ability to understand and analyze a message in the source language (SL) and convey it in the target language (TL) in a straightforward and clear manner. Develops students’ ability to identify, analyze, and paraphrase the meaning in the SL and establish logical relations between its components. Emphasis is placed on active listening and concentration skills, memory, the ability to abstract information for subsequent recall, and basic elements of note-taking. At the end of the course, students are able to interpret extemporaneous passages that are on topics familiar to them and are between three and five minutes in length.

In language-specific sessions and joint sessions with other language programs, students are introduced to the skill of consecutive interpreting in both theory and practice. They practice listening to and repeating the content of passages of increasing length and difficulty. Students hone their public-speaking skills by developing and delivering speeches. Content is interpreted on topics from daily life, current events and the media, and general areas of personal interest to students.

Course assignments include readings and research on class topics, presentations, practice, graded exercises, and peer and self-assessment. The frequency, nature, and structure of course assignments and examinations are at the discretion of the instructor(s) of record.
Subject:
TI - French
Department:
Translation & Interpretation
Division:
Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2014 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F14 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2013 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F13 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2012 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F12 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2011 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F11 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2010 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F10 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2009 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F09 Lecture (Abel)