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FRE4183 : Level D (HE Further Advanced) French: Interpreting - Exchange Students Semester 1

Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 3.0


In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, the module aims to:

- build on language and professional communication skills
- provide students with the ability to use English at a high level of proficiency in professional, academic and social environments.
- prepare students for postgraduate study in areas that make extensive and intensive use of the target language
- develop students’ interpreting skills (into and from French), to an advanced level of competence.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module comprises liaison interpreting (into and from French). It includes “business-like” situations and exchanges.

Sessions will include
- vocabulary acquisition and practice, note-taking and other interpreting-related skills development and practice for interpreting.
-       - Interpreting techniques
- Using appropriate register/style

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Lecture on Note taking
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching102:0020:00Interpreting seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study291:0029:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
FRE4083Level D (HE Further Advanced) French: Translation & Interpreting
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Seminars will introduce, model and offer guidance in each of the skills that students are required to practise during the course.
Group work will offer students an opportunity to work in small groups (in the target language and in English) under close supervision of the lecturer. These classes will focus on the skills listed in the outline syllabus.
The lecture on note-taking will introduce the note-taking techniques that will be used for interpreting throughout the first semester.

Independent study will give students the opportunity to prepare and reinforce what is covered in seminars, and to undertake research and extra practice.

Teaching will be in the target language and in English.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination151A100This examination will assess students’ ability to take swift and effective notes .... *Continued in Assessment Rationale below
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Examination1MMock interpreting exam
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment of interpreting is performed in a setting that is as close to a real-life situation as possible.

The interpreting mock exam help students assess their progress before the formal examinations take place. Formative feedback will be provided regularly.

* (Continued from above) ... and listen and convey information into English and the Target language in a prompt and professional manner. Reasonable adjustments can be made if required as part of a student support plan.

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