Singapore University of Social Sciences

English-Chinese Simultaneous Interpretation (CTI302)

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 16 June 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1442 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

The course provides intensive training in the basic principles and techniques of simultaneous interpreting from English to Chinese. It introduces the relevant principles and trains the necessary techniques useful for simultaneous interpreting (SI) from English to Chinese. The course places great emphasis on hands-on practice and offers opportunities to practise the techniques and consolidate the skills in simulated situations. The course will be conducted in a small group in the interpretation lab.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Comparison of Language Features in English and Chinese & Introduction
  • Preparatory Training and Syntactic Linearity
  • The Basic Principles in E-C Simultaneous Interpretion & Interpreting with Scripts
  • Common Techniques in E-C Simultaneous Interpretation (I)
  • Common Techniques in E-C Simultaneous Interpretation (II)
  • Figure Switching Techniques
  • Other Techniques in E-C Simultaneous Interpretation (I)

Learning Outcome

  • Analyze the difficulties and challenges in simultaneous interpreting from English to Chinese and identify the appropriate coping tactics.
  • Differentiate the various principles involved in simultaneous interpreting.
  • Prioritize various skills in managing stress and crisis in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrate competence in interpreting public speeches simultaneously from English to Chinese.
  • Formulate effective strategies in competently carrying out simultaneous interpretation from English to Chinese
  • Use the appropriate techniques to carry out simultaneous interpretation from English to Chinese in a conference setting with adequacy.
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