Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting German ‒ Greek


Teaching Staff: Ioannidis Anastasios
Course Code: SC-7338
Gram-Web Code: ΔΔ2507
Course Category: Specialization
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: German / Greek
Semester: 7th
ECTS: 11
Total Hours: 3
Erasmus: Not Available

Short Description:

The aim of the course is to examine further the theory and praxis of consecutive interpreting and to introduce the students to simultaneous interpreting. In particular, students practice further their skills in consecutive interpreting with the use of specialized texts and speeches. In addition, they become familiar with the equipment of the interpreting booth, improve their short-term working memory, are introduced to the techniques of simultaneous interpreting, sight-translation, chuchotage, learn how to use the appropriate language register, obtain automatic reactions and reflexes, manage their voice, practice conference preparation, objectivity and dealing with unexpected circumstances. Regarding group work, self-study and preparation, students are taught the way to evaluate critically the available information resources for the purposes of their research, to study in groups by using their own recorded speeches, to extract vocabulary, to manage terminology and prepare conference glossaries. Teaching is organized according to original material and speeches concerning local and international current affairs.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able:
● to seek information on current issues of political, economic, geopolitical, cultural, etc. nature
● to analyze and reformulate texts and information
● to know and apply in practice the techniques and skills of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting
● to present themselves and speak in front of an audience
● to research and prepare themselves for an interpreting task

 

General Competences
• Knowledge on the basic theoretical principles of Translation Studies
• Knowledge on current issues of political, economic, geopolitical, cultural, etc. interest
• Retrieval, analysis and synthesis of texts and information
• Practice in interpreting by simulating conditions of professional environment
• Summary and transfer of texts from German to Greek
• Note taking skills in consecutive interpreting
• Simultaneous interpreting techniques, sight translation, chuchotage
• Public speaking
• Research and use of electronic sources and databases
• Teamwork
• Decision-making according to linguistic, cultural and situational context
• Self-criticism and assessment
• Production of free, creative and inductive thinking
• Professional behavior and ethical responsibility
• Respect for diversity and multiculturalism
• Showing social sensitivity to issues of minorities and gender

Syllabus:

Week 1: Note-taking exercises with the use of specialized texts on Germany’ s current political, cultural, etc. affairs.
Week 2: Note-taking exercises with the use of specialized texts on Germany’ s current political, cultural, etc. affairs.
Week 3: Note-taking exercises with the use of specialized texts on Germany’ s current political, cultural, etc. affairs.
Week 4: Note-taking exercises with the use of specialized texts on Germany’ s current political, cultural, etc. affairs.
Week 5: Introduction to conference interpreting (historical background, professional profile, sociology, settings)
Week 6: Introduction to conference interpreting (types of simultaneous interpreting, basic techniques, practical challenges, interpreting booth)
Week 7: Sight-translation exercises.
Week 8: Sight-translation exercises.
Week 9: Simultaneous interpreting exercises in the booth with the use of specialized texts.
Week 10: Simultaneous interpreting exercises in the booth with the use of specialized texts.
Week 11: Simultaneous interpreting exercises in the booth with the use of specialized texts.
Week 12: Simultaneous interpreting exercises in the booth with the use of specialized texts.
Week 13: Simultaneous interpreting exercises in the booth with the use of specialized texts.

Suggested Bibliography:

• Ιωαννίδης, Α. (2018). Μπορείτε να τους ρωτήσετε για μένα; Η διερμηνεία στις διαδικασίες χορήγησης ασύλου στην Ελλάδα.Αθήνα: Δίαυλος
• Bellos, D. (2011). Is that a fish in your ear? Translation and the meaning of everything. NewYork: Faber and Faber
• Duflu, V. (2016). Be(com)ing a Conference Interpreter. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company
• Gile, D. (2009). Basic Concepts and Models for Interpreter and Translator Training. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company
• Gillies, A. (2013). Conference Interpreting: A Student’s Practice Book. Oxon: Routledge
• Gillies, A. (2005). Note taking for consecutive interpreting – a short course. Manchester: St. Jerome Publishing
• Pöchhacker, F. (2016). Introducing interpreting studies. 2nd ed. London: Routledge
• Pöchhacker, F. (1994). Simultandolmetschen als komplexes Handeln. Tübingen: Gunter Narr
• Pöchhacker, F. (2000). Dolmetschen. Konzeptuelle Grundlagen und deskriptive Untersuchungen. Tübingen: Stauffenburg
• Pym, A./Shlesinger, M./Jettmarova, Z. (2006). Sociocultural Aspects of Translating and Interpreting. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: JohnBenjaminsPublishingCompany
• Roderick, J. (2002). Conference Interpreting Explained. Manchester: St. JeromePublishing
• Setton, R. &Dawrant, A. (2016) Conference Interpreting – A Trainer's Guide. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company
• Vlachopoulos, S. (2016). Community interpreting in Greece. Building the future. International Journal of Language, Translation and Intercultural Communication. Διαθέσιμο στο https://zenodo.org/record/161349#.WCnev3f5yCQ

Teaching Methods:

Face to face/ Discussion, questions and answers, brainstorming. Workshops, role playing, working groups, criticism and self-criticism.

New Technologies:

Use of digital educational material / "speech tanks" for practicing interpreting.

Evaluation Methods:

Students are asked to interpret simultaneously an 8-10 minutes speech.


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