Course DescriptionThis course focuses on the essential mode of consecutive interpretation and how interpreters use it at every stage of a lawsuit. Students learn what interpreters are expected to do at each stage and how to prepare for each task. The course also covers the many aspects of depositions, including what they are, their purpose in the legal process, how they differ from a trial, and the challenges and rewards they present to the interpreter. From many years of experience, the instructor provides tips on how to troubleshoot depositions and instructs students on when to switch from the consecutive mode to the simultaneous mode of interpreting. Instruction includes lectures, demonstration, and extensive student practice.
PrerequisitesAdmission to Interpretation and Translation Certificate: Chinese/English.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Legal Interpretation and Translation Chinese/English : Required
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required