Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ITP 272
Course Title:
Interpreting Process III: Simultaneous Interpreting
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces simultaneous interpretation from ASL to English and from English to ASL. Prerequisites: ITP 271 and admission to the Sign Language Interpretation program and department permission required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Given a source language message, produce a simultaneous interpretation of the main ideas of the message.

Course Activities and Design

Class time will be divided into discussions of readings and interpretation activities. Students will perform consecutive and simultaneous interpretations. Students will continue to practice concentration, anticipation, prediction, use of prior knowledge and new information, and memory techniques. Students will explore aspects of a successful interpretation and will learn
self-assessment and peer-review techniques to further skill development.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be evaluated through formal evaluations of ASL-to-English simultaneous interpretations and English-to-ASL simultaneous interpretations. Students will be expected to complete self-assessments of their own work.

Given a source language message, produce a translation of at least the main ideas of the text.which meets the following criteria:

  • Each sentence must be complete and grammatically correct.
  • Each sentence must be equivalent to the presenter's message.
  • All sentences must be congruent in light of the presenter's intent and the message as a whole. (Gish, S. (1993) Practice Guidelines, used by permission)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Simultaneous interpreting
  • Achieving dynamic equivalence
  • Clarification and correction techniques during interpreting
  • Analysis of context, purpose, and register of both English and ASL texts