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Community interpreting is known by various names such as escort interpreting, liaison interpreting and dialogue interpreting, is a form of language service provided to individuals and small groups for such as medical or legal consultation. This course is designed to introduce a broad knowledge of Community Interpreting in the legal system (the courts, the police, the immigration services, etc.), the medical setting and the social service setting with the aim to enable students to perform professional and effective interpreting in these areas. Students will interpret using two modes of interpreting: consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting. They will also practice sight translation. By covering a range of topics frequently encountered in such situations, the course will help students gain relevant thematic knowledge, an understanding of necessary interpreting strategies, procedures and techniques, an awareness of the sensitive nature of certain interpreting assignments and the ability to support effective communication and to intervene as appropriate in a competent fashion when communication breaks down.