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340083 UE Simultaneous Interpreting II: English (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note: A first meeting will be held via videoconference on 7 October to discuss the semester (see Moodle).

This course will be a hybrid course with in-person classes and (asynchronous) online exercises. Should in-person classes not be possible due to Covid-19, video conferencing will be used instead.

This course and the preceding course Consecutive II will focus on the same topics and, where possible, a mix of methods will be used that encompasses both courses. I recommend participating in both, but this is not a requirement.

Wednesday 14.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 27.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

You will continue to improve your proficiency in simultaneous interpreting from English to German and from German to English, building on what you have learned in Simultaneous Interpreting I. Source texts will include recordings, speeches held by the instructors, student presentations and discussions.
This class is intended for advanced students. It is recommended that you are able to use the interpreting techniques taught in Simultaneous Interpreting I well before attending this class. A high level of both German and English is expected.

Simultaneous interpreting of current texts from various domains, research and terminology work at home, peer feedback, critical reflection on your own work, practicing outside class, feedback on and grading of interpretations by the lecturers.

Improving your interpreting technique and presentation, expanding your vocabulary in your source and target languages, acquiring knowledge about the topics discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment of course work. Interpretations in class will be graded.

Your grade is determined by the grades you receive for your interpretations in class (grades 1 to 5), participation in class (participation in discussions, speeches, feedback) and homework. If necessary, up to two interpreting grades may be acquired via assessments of interpreting performance (where all students interpret the same source text and record their interpretation).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Interpretations, active participation, homework.

The semester grade is composed of:
Interpretations (min. 4): 90%
Homework and active participation: 10%

To pass this course, more than half of your interpreting performances must have a positive grade.

Interpretations will be graded on the critera presentation (presentation style, nonverbal communication, voice), form (terminology, style, other linguistic aspects) and content (correctness and coherence).

90% 1
80% 2
70% 3
60% 4
<60% 5 (fail)

You may miss 2 classes with good reason.

Examination topics

Continuous assessment of course work - no exam

Reading list

Any material will be posted on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 06.10.2020 11:31