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This course aims at equipping students with the necessary spoken and written language skills in English to function as professional translators and interpreters. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their expertise in various genres and text types encountered in translation and interpreting, and will be assessed on the grammar, vocabulary, clarity of expression, register, pragmatics, coherence and fluency of their language usage.
Translation and Interpreting are two must-have skills for translation/interpreting professionals, who are required to have a comprehensive skill set. They need to translate well, but also be able to provide quality interpreting services when needed. This course teaches the principles and techniques of interpreting and familiarizes students with interpreting requirements of different topics with the aim of helping them acquire basic interpreting skills.