Introduction to Interpreting (English-Spanish)
Are you a translator or language teacher who would like to acquire some basic interpreting skills?
The aim of this Introduction to Interpreting Course is to familiarise advanced level language students and translators with the world of interpreting and to equip them with some basic interpreting skills between English and Spanish. As well as examining the role of an interpreter in both the private sector and in the European Union, the course will consist of practical interpreting exercises and workshops in class to give greater confidence when interpreting in public.
Course participants will need to have either Spanish or English as their mother tongue and have excellent control of the other language.
Accommodation can be arranged by the school for participants on the intensive course who do not live in Tarragona.
The ten sessions of the course will focus on the following skills:
- Mental agility – Memory development; Summary techniques; Sight translation of written texts; Overcoming difficult interpreting situations.
- Language control – Boosting vocabulary and use of synonyms in both English and Spanish; Interpreting formal and informal registers.
- Voice control – Breathing techniques; Diction; Image and speaking in public.
- Interpreting Workshops – Consecutive Interpreting (development of note-taking techniques), Liaison and "Whispering" Interpreting (for business meetings, press conferences, etc.), Introduction to Simultaneous Interpreting.
Timetables and prices
|Saturdays, 10.30—13.30||11 January—8 February 2014||15||180€|