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LANG1370 Capstone Course - Skills Integration

Description: The skills of consecutive interpreting and note taking, sight translation and simulatneous interpreting are practiced in preparation for this course's major component - the integration of interpreter skills and competencies through the "Comprehensive Case Studies Method. The final module deals with professional comportment issues and some of the financial management skills required for the interpreter who works as an independent contractor.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: LANG1240 or LANG1360
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LANG1330 Consecutive Interpreting

Description: Following a brief overview of the theoretical framework underlying the process of consecutive interpreting, the course concentrates on the development of skills essential to the task of effective interpreting including: memory and comprehension, note taking, vocabulary building, and handling linguistic and ethical challenges assertively. Consecutive interpreting exercises are incorporated throughout the course with a view to analyzing and improving practice.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: LANG1200 or LANG1320
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LANG1320 Introduction to Spoken Language

Description: Introduction to Spoken Language Interpreting is the foundation course of a six course Language Interpreter Training program. This course presents the fundamentals of providing spoken language interpreting services in various settings. You will consider the role and responsibilities of the interpreter and discuss professional standards of practice and ethical principles to guide an interpreter's performance. The course also provides an introduction to various skills required for successful interpreting including note taking, active listening, memory retention, mental transposition and verbalization in the target language.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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LANG1340 Language Interpreter - Sight Translation

Description: Sight translation, sometimes referred to as sight interpretation, is a hybrid of interpreting and translation. Using documents related to a number of different settings, the course will instruct participants in the fundamentals of sight translation and assist in the development of related skills, such as reading comprehension, scanning for main ideas, fast reading, analysis of language, vocabulary enrichment and comprehension verification through paraphrasing. Students will also develop skills to manage ethical and performance challenges in sight translation.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: LANG1210 or LANG1330
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LANG1350 Language Interpreter-Simultaneous

Description: Simultaneous interpreting provides an immediate interpretation of speeches and dialogues. Through simulations, role plays and audio/visual exercises participants will develop skills in simultaneous interpreting without the use of electronic equipment. Subsequent to the theory overview, participants will practice: active listening, shadowing, retelling, paraphrasing, note taking, memory exercises and self-evaluation. Based on exposure to exercises and simulations, participants will develop and practice entry-level skills and techniques used in simultaneous interpreting in various settings and contexts.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: LANG1210 or LANG1330
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LANG1360 Setting Specific Interpreting

Description: The course concentrates on the acquisition of knowledge and the enhancement of skills introduced in previous courses in preparation for interpreting in different settings. Four interpreting settings are introduced and explored; court interpreting, interpreting with child victims/witnesses; health care interpreting; and interpreting in the violence against women sector. Protocols, procedures and techniques necessary for functioning effectively as an interpreter are reviewed and discussed, forming the basis for problem solving exercises. A variety of articles and accompanying self study and terminology development activities enrich the course. Research and field observation provide context for course content. Skill and knowledge development and assessment are supported by role plays and case scenarios.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: LANG1230 or LANG1350
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