Course content will be guided by research, empirical knowledge, professional standards and best practice.
Professional interpreters’ work
- Techniques for effective observation
- Skills for interpersonal interacting & questioning
- Reflective journals
Foundational skills for interpreting
- Listening for comprehension
- Speaking for clarity
- Identifying main points in spoken texts
- Discourse mapping
- Multi-tasking while listening and speaking
- Ethical codes
- Demand Control Schema
- Small group work
- Guest speakers
- Course readings/video
Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. Evaluation will be based on a combination of individual and group work, and at the instructor’s discretion may include presentations, written assignments, papers, quizzes and/or exams.
A typical distribution of graded assignments follows:
- Field Research Individual Project, Presentation: 25%
- Field Research Group Project, Presentation: 25%
- Field Research Group Project, Reflection: 10%
- Professional Reflection Journals: 30%
- Professional Accountability: 10%
This is a letter graded course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Analyze the work of interpreters, based on observation in the field
- Recognize their own personal filters and frame of reference
- Apply techniques learned through observations to one’s own emerging professional practice
- Apply the Demand Control Schema to decision-making as it pertains to the field of interpreting
- Demonstrate pre-interpreting skills including closure techniques, discourse prediction skills, memory and multi-tasking
- Analyze and diagram samples of discourse to determine the main points and supporting detail
- Reconstruct English texts working from a diagram of one’s own design
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||No credit||2021/09/01 to -|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC CASS 188 (3) or CNC CASS 189 (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit||2021/09/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW ARTS 2XX (3)||2021/09/01 to -|