Upon completion of the course, students should:
–have perfected their skills of research, practice, group work, and public speaking acquired in the previous semesters
–practise their interpreting skills daily, individually and in groups
–have perfected their skills in consecutive interpreting so that they are able to rely on their note-taking system to interpret into their native language a speech in English of 7-8 minutes on a fairly technical topic
–have developed their skills in simultaneous interpreting so that they are able to interpret into their native language a speech in English of about 10 minutes on a fairly technical topic, demonstrating a good grasp of the techniques and skills required
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhis is an advanced workshop in conference interpreting, building on and developing further the skills acquired in the first two semesters. The course focuses on maintaining and perfecting note-taking skills for consecutive interpreting, and on developing the skills of simultaneous interpreting to a near-professional level. Students will have opportunities for practice in simulated professional conditions. Issues of professional ethics and good working practice will be presented and discussed.
Assessment is based on the consecutive interpretation, from notes, of a speech of 7-8 minutes in English on a fairly technical topic (45% of final grade), on the simultaneous interpreting of a speech of about 10 minutes in English on a fairly technical topic (45%) and on work done in class (10%). The assessment criteria are reliability (completeness and accuracy) of the interpretation of the original message, coherence of discourse and appropriateness of expression in the target language, and mastery of the presentation skills involved in keeping pace and addressing an audience.
The criteria are made known to the students and used in the assessment and correction of in-class exercises throughout the semester.
Additional bibliography for study
Το Βήμα, Η Καθημερινή, The Economist, The Guardian, The Times, BBC World News κ.α. Επίσης, όλα τα ΜΜΕ ποιότητας στην ελληνική και αγγλική γλώσσα, ειδικά τα προφορικά.