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TRA5212 Consecutive Interpreting for Finance and Economics: Home

Course Description

Interpreting for finance and economics is an essential field for any interpreter as well as a highly relevant foundation for various interpreting assignments. In this course, students will work with up-to-date materials in the field of economics, trade and finance. The course will guide them to further enhance consecutive interpreting skills with a special focus on finance and economics so as to prepare them for real-life interpreting tasks.

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