This option is a combination of theory and practical exercises aimed at developing proficiency in several modes of interpreting. Issues generic to interpreting will be discussed in the lecture component, which introduces the students to the major concepts associated with interpreting. These include: 1) overview of interpreting and definition of terms; 2) overview of interpreting in business settings; 3) the role of the interpreter; 4) processes and skills required for interpreting; 5) preparation and protocol; 6) analysis of ethical codes; 7) error analysis of interpreting output and 8) the development of the interpreting profession. The practical component will familiarize the students with different interpreting techniques (liaison interpreting including telephone and video interpreting, sight translation, consecutive interpreting, and whispering interpreting or chuchotage), preparation and protocol, vocabulary research, intercultural issues, situational and professional ethics, analysis of the interpreting process and error analysis. It will focus on developing skills for effectively transmitting style, mood, intent of the speaker as well as content; on applying and improving message analysis skills; and developing self-analysis, self-evaluation and peer feedback skills. The module will involve the students in role-play, interpreting actual documents and sample recordings and give them opportunity to build and consolidate basic terminology in business, economics and finance. This module will focus on interpreting in business settings and prepare students to interpret for business meetings, presentations and negotiations. All the topics will be business related, including global economic and business outlook, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, sustainable growth, investment promotion, product promotion, staff investment, and brand building.
In terms of professional recognition, this module will prepare students for the Diploma in English for Business (EFB) examined by LCCI International Diploma Qualifications and the Cambridge English: Business Certificates [or Business English Certificantes (BEC)] examined by Cambridge English Language Assessment. Also, students may join the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) or the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) as student members (this is optional).
Members of Swansea Business Club, Swansea & Cardiff Institute of Directors and Swansea Chamber of Commerce have offered to support this initiative by providing speakers, allowing visits to business premises and the possibility of Internships for MLTM20 students.
FHEQ7 PGT (what does this mean?)
Who should attend?
Those wanting the above course in Mandarin or Spanish
Contact us for upcoming start dates
22 hours (Theoretical and interactive lectures, and practical sessions including an mock exam in language labs)
Coursework 1, Examination 1, Coursework reassessment instrument, Examination (Resit instrument)
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