Conference Interpreting - A Complete Course and Trainer’s Guide

By: Robin Setton and Andrew Dawrant


Categories: Interpreting

The fruit of eight years’ work by two lifelong practitioners and trainers, these books contain the most complete description to date of a training course for professional conference interpreters. After an overview of the diverse profession of interpreting, the successive chapters of the Complete Course take students and their instructors in carefully designed stages from admission through initiation into the main modes of consecutive, simultaneous and more complex or hybrid variants, to exposure to real situations and the practical challenges and professional and ethical judgments they may entail. Detailed exercises presenting incremental and increasingly realistic challenges are provided at each stage, with theoretical underpinnings. The Trainer’s Guide parallels the progression with in-depth guidance for instructors, fuller reference to the literature and chapters on curriculum design, the place of theory and research, institutional and course management issues and further and teacher training. These books propose a significant update of the traditional training paradigm in response to changing trends in pedagogy, regulatory reform and new conditions and demands on interpreters, notably in the areas of language enhancement, student-focused learning and assessment and certification.

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