LNI020 - Spanish/English Interpretation Workshop

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Subject Title
Spanish/English Interpretation Workshop

Subject Description
This workshop focuses on effective ways to deal with the specific challenges of interpreting into Spanish/English, as well as enhance the interpretation skills of participants through practical interpretation exercises.

Credit Status
Valid for 12 OCCI-ACE PD units

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. effectively interpret challenging vocabulary, grammar structures and pronunciation
2. use medical, legal and business terminology appropriately
3. efficiently sight translate and consecutively interpret in both languages

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Participants must be fluent in both English and Spanish.

Topic Outline
Day #1
1. Brief Overview of the Principles of Interpretation
2. Practice in Sight Translation and consecutive interpretation
3. The Constituent Tasks of Interpretation
4. Challenging Aspects of English and Spanish grammar

Day #2
1. Challenging Features of English and Spanish Pronunciation
2. Sight Translation activity
3.Consecutive Interpreting practical exercise
4. Medical Terminology
5. Legal Terminology

Mode of Instruction
Lecture and practical exercises

Prescribed Texts
Hand-outs will be given at the workshop.

Reference Material
Bilingual dictionary

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
100% attendance required for SATISFACTORY grade

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood