Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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TIFR 8502

Intro to Interp into French

Introduction to Interpretation 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.

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


Fall 2024 - MIIS, MIIS T&I Session

TIFR8502A-F24 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2023 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F23 Lecture (Cooper)

Fall 2022 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F22 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2021 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F21 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2020 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F20 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2019 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F19 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2018 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F18 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2017 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F17 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2016 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F16 Lecture (Cooper)

Fall 2015 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F15 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2014 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F14 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2013 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F13 Lecture (Abel)

Fall 2012 - MIIS

TIFR8502A-F12 Lecture (Abel)