Course Catalog


Intrm Intrp-Siml into English

The course introduces basic skills in simultaneous conference interpretation from Russian into English. Various contemporary texts in Russian by a variety of speakers (mass media, presentations, conference papers) are used to practice simultaneous interpretation skills in class and to illustrate the process of interpretation. Classes include interpretation sessions, theoretical discussions and exercises. Major topics covered by the course are: stages of simultaneous interpretation from Russian into English, Russian language source text analysis, semantic transformations, input-output lag management, output quality control, mental preparedness. Special attention is paid to voice quality and voice training as needed by individual students. Students will have an opportunity to build basic simultaneous interpretation skills and improve their knowledge of Russian realia and their cultural knowledge to prepare themselves for more advanced texts and exercises. Reading assignments are required.

Final semester grade is calculated based on the midterm exam (30%), the semester exam (30%) and classroom performance (40%).

TI - Russian
Translation & Interpretation
Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
Requirements Fulfilled:


Spring 2015 - MIIS

TIRU8527A-S15 Lecture (Olsen)

Spring 2014 - MIIS

TIRU8527A-S14 Lecture (Olsen)

Spring 2013 - MIIS

TIRU8527A-S13 Lecture (Olsen)

Spring 2012 - MIIS

TIRU8527A-S12 Lecture (Budgen, Flerov)

Spring 2011 - MIIS

TIRU8527A-S11 Lecture (Flerov, Poger)

Spring 2010 - MIIS

TIRU8527A-S10 Lecture (Hopkins)