Course Catalog

TISP8527

Intrm Intrp-Siml into English

Intermediate Interpretation – Consecutive and Simultaneous


Builds on the practical and theoretical foundation laid in Introduction to Interpretation. Consists of both language-specific and joint sessions with other language programs.


In consecutive, students learn to identify the implicit structural organization of an extemporaneous speech by presenting and interpreting speeches of this type. Reinforces ability to perceive essential meaning and further develops note-taking techniques. Emphasizes clarity of expression, correct style and grammar, proper diction, and polished presentation. Students also expand their active vocabulary to include the terms and idioms that frequently occur in extemporaneous speeches. At the end of the course, students are able to interpret passages that are delivered extemporaneously, are of moderate difficulty, and are derived from professional settings. These passages vary from one to several paragraphs in length depending upon language combination, direction, and source content.


In simultaneous, students are introduced to basic strategies of interpreting in this mode in the booth. Begins with a general introduction and follows up with a series of preparatory exercises helping students develop the concentration necessary for listening and speaking at the same time, mastering voice management, and acquiring smooth delivery techniques. Students learn to analyze discourse for meaning while rendering a coherent version in the TL with correct grammar, diction and style. At the end of the course, students are able to interpret passages that are between eight and ten minutes in length.


Content on a wide range of topics and current events is interpreted, with some emphasis placed on business and economics. 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.


Course prerequisites: Introduction to Interpretation or the equivalent

Subject:
TI - Spanish
Department:
Translation & Interpretation
Division:
Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Spring 2014 - MIIS

TISP8527A-S14 Lecture (Shulman-Mora)

Spring 2013 - MIIS

TISP8527B-S13 Lecture (Shulman-Mora)

Spring 2012 - MIIS

TISP8527A-S12 Lecture (Shulman-Mora)
TISP8527B-S12 Lecture (Shulman-Mora)

Spring 2011 - MIIS

TISP8527A-S11 Lecture (Shulman-Mora)
TISP8527B-S11 Lecture (Shulman-Mora)

Spring 2010 - MIIS

TISP8527A-S10 Lecture (Shulman-Mora)
TISP8527B-S10 Lecture (Shulman-Mora)