Singapore University of Social Sciences

Chinese-English Simultaneous Interpretation (CTI301)

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 31 May 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1442 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

The course provides intensive training in the basic principles and techniques of simultaneous interpreting from Chinese to English. It provides an overview of the industry and the environment. It introduces booth etiquette and principles and trains the techniques useful for simultaneous interpreting from Chinese to English. The course places great emphasis on practice and offers opportunities to practise the techniques and consolidate the skills in simulated situations. The course will be conducted in a small group in interpretation lab.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Introduction to C-E Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Preparatory Training and Syntactic Linearity
  • The Principles of Syntactic Linearity and Interpreting with Scripts
  • Figure Switching Techniques
  • Syntactic Linearity in C-E Simultaneous Interpretation (I)
  • Syntactic Linearity in C-E Simultaneous Interpretation (II)
  • Other Techniques in C-E Simultaneous Interpretation

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate necessary knowledge of the conference interpreting industry and the conference environment.
  • Analyze the difficulty and challenges in simultaneous interpreting and determine the appropriate coping tactics.
  • Differentiate the various principles involved in simultaneous interpreting.
  • Formulate the appropriate strategies in preparation of carrying out simultaneous interpretation from Chinese to English.
  • Prioritize effective skills in managing stress and crisis.
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to carry out simultaneous interpretation from Chinese to English in a conference setting with adequacy.
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