Consecutive interpreting and community interpreting: B-A

Objectives and competences

• Acquiring, developing and expanding basic conference interpreting skills and knowledge.
• Memory training for conference interpreting.
• Developing the capacity to summarise and synthesize.
• Learning approaches to acquiring and expanding vocabulary relevant to specific areas of knowledge.
• Developing language knowledge (mother tongue and other languages).
• Expanding and deepening general knowledge and acquiring an appropriate level of intercultural awareness.
• Perfecting listening skills and comprehension as well as oral expression in different communicative positions while placing emphasis on the multi-faceted nature of language and style.
• Performance training.
• Developing skills for consecutive interpretation in the context of technical and political meetings or conferences.  

Content (syllabus outline)

The course consists of two units: 
a) Consecutive interpreting and community interpreting: B-A
b) Consecutive interpreting and community interpreting I: A-B.
Basic consecutive interpreting skills. Memory exercises, summarizing and recapitulation (SL-SL, C-A, A-B). Developing the ability to synthesize. Exercises in presentation, delivering thematic speeches. Introduction to note-taking. An incremental approach to consecutive interpreting, increasing speech length and density. Developing confidence for public performance.


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Enrolment in the second year of Interpreting (MA).


Oral (interpreting) exam. The exam consists of two units. The final grade is the average grade obtained at both units.