Interpreting: Introduction 811

Module code TRL 811
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

*Students are encouraged to take undergraduate modules from the political sciences and international studies programmes for non-degree purposes.
Introduction to interpreting practice
This first-semester module aims at familiarising students with the skills involved in oral translation. Lectures will focus on the theory and practice of various interpreting techniques including oral summaries, sight translations and reformulations of oral texts and speeches and the practice of liaison interpreting in professional situations. Students will also be expected to split up in groups according to the working languages of their choice which, besides English, may consist of any language(s) offered at MA level. Students will be subject to an oral exam to test their mastery of these techniques.

Module credits 20.00
Contact time 1 lecture per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English is used in one class
Academic organisation African Languages
Period of presentation Semester 1

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