LNI102 - Consecutive Interpreting

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Subject Title
Consecutive Interpreting

Subject Description
Skills Development - Consecutive Interpreting & Note Taking is the second course of a six course Language Interpreter Certificate Program.

Following a brief overview of the theoretical framework underlying the process of consecutive interpreting, the course concentrates on the development of skills essential to the task of effective interpreting including: memory and comprehension, note taking, vocabulary building, and handling linguistic and ethical challenges assertively. Consecutive interpreting exercises are incorporated throughout the course with a view to analyzing and improving practice.

Credit Status
LNI102 is a credit subject in the LITP (Language Interpretation) 6 subject Certificate Programme.

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

1. Demonstrate further development of listening, memory retention and note taking skills in the context of consecutive interpreting.
2. Analyze interpreting practice with a view to recognizing errors and developing strategies for improvement.
3. Apply interpreting techniques related to introductions, positioning, interruptions in different types of interpreting situations (Face to face, telephone interpreting).
4. Demonstrate additional vocabulary development related to specific contexts.
5. Apply problem solving strategies to confront ethical challenges which may arise in the interpreting process.
6. Respond assertively to role challenges which occur in the interpreting process.
7. Integrate consecutive interpreting skills in simulated role play situations.

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.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

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

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.


Corequiste LNI101

Topic Outline
Setting the Context
Memory Retention
Note Taking
Errors and Challenges
Types - face to fact - telephone
Consective - Skills Integration
Standards of Practice
Conduct and Ethical Principles

Mode of Instruction
Traditional Classroom

Lecture and Case Study
Independent Research Instruction


Instruction will occur online

Prescribed Texts
Traditional Classroom:

LNI102 Language Interpreter Training Program available electronically on Blackboard

Additional In Class Requirements:

You must use a computer equipped with a headset or speakers.
You will also be required to work in person with up to two other people who speak your native language. It is your responsibility to arrange volunteers for these activities.

Reference Material

Required Supplies

  •     Head set with microphone
  •     USB

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
To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 50% or higher. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Ontario Council on Community Interpreting (OCCI) requires that candidates for accreditation obtain a minimum grade of 70% in each course of the Language Interpreter Program.

Traditional Classroom:

Homework Assignments  
#1 10%
#2 15%
#3 15%
Test #1 (end of Module 2) 10%
Test #2 (end of Module 3) 10%
Test #3 (end of Module 4) 15%
Final Exam 25%


5 Discussion Assignements (5 @ 5%) 25%
3 Assignments 20%
Online Midterm Test 20%
Final Examination in registering college test centre (paper based) 35%

Please note that the Final Exam is to be written in Week 11.

Testing in target language to be done at participant's expense.

It is expected that students have a sufficient command of the English language to express themselves clearly in both written assignments and class discussions."  For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see the Academic Policy.

The use of electronic dictionaries is not permitted during assessments.


Students should keep all assignments (including drafts and outlines and exercises) until they receive their final grade.
Students may appeal any final grade in a subject or any decision by the College, following the recommendation of a Promotion Committee, with respect to the student's academic standing, continuation or status in a program, School, Faculty or the College.  It is the policy of the College that a student who invokes this appeal process will be given a fair hearing.  For further information on appeals, please see Section 12 of the Academic Policy Handbook.


Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood