Simultaneous Interpretation I: Chinese/English

CHIN X 401.06

This course introduces students to the basic skills and techniques of simultaneous interpretation by practicing shadowing (repeating everything a speaker says verbatim) and dual tasking (concurrently performing two different tasks, such as oral shadowing while writing down something unrelated). 

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What you can learn.

  • Gain the foundational skills and technique needed for simultaneous interpretation
  • Become comfortable shadowing in front of people
  • Practice dual-tasking to train the brain to multi-task
  • Learn to shadow the source language at 115 wpm while writing down numbers 1 to 100

About this course:

This course introduces students to the craft and discipline of simultaneous interpretation. Students learn the basic skills and techniques of simultaneous interpretation by practicing shadowing (repeating everything a speaker says verbatim) and dual tasking (concurrently performing two different tasks, such as oral shadowing while writing down something unrelated). Students are introduced to various topics, including administrative hearings, current affairs, economics, business and finance, legal affairs, and such common court scenarios as rights advisement and pleas.
Prerequisites
Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and English and admission into Interpretation/Translation Certificate: Chinese/English.

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