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340291 UE Basic Competence Translation B Interpreting (2019W)

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: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir am FR meistens bis max 14h arbeiten. Mittagspause an den anderen Tagen ca. 12:30-13:30.

Monday 24.02. 09:30 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 1.OG
Tuesday 25.02. 09:30 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 1.OG
Wednesday 26.02. 09:30 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 1.OG
Thursday 27.02. 09:30 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 1.OG
Friday 28.02. 09:30 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction to different modes of interpreting: consecutive with and without notes, liaison interpreting, simultaneous with preparatory exercises. First contact with basic skills in each mode. Raising awareness for fundamental interpreting issues and problems.
Preparatory exercises and interpreting exercises; simulation of different communicative settings that involve interpreting; short presentations by students; peer to peer feedback; expert feedback

Assessment and permitted materials

Interpreting deliveries in class (cons, sim, liaison, group discussion) - graded 1-5
Short presentations and/or participation in group diskussion/dialogue settings - graded 1-5
home work and active participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement: 60%
Attendance is obligatory. You may miss a maximum of 3 hours (180 mins.).

Examination topics

No exam.

Reading list

Recommended reading:

Gillies, Andrew (2017) Note-taking for consecutive interpreting: a short course. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Jones, Roderick (1998) "Conference Interpreting Explained". Manchester: St. Jerome. (S. 39-65).

Rozan, Jean-Francois (1956) "La prise de notes en interprétation consécutive". Genève: Georg. (also available in English: "Note-taking in consecutive interpreting" (2002).)

Matyssek, Heinz (1989) "Handbuch der Notizentechnik für Dolmetscher: ein Weg zur sprachunabhängigen Notation". Heidelberg: Groos.

Association in the course directory

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