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ITR 294 - Judiciary Interpretation II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Theory and practice of simultaneous interpretation as applied to judiciary interpretation. Advanced simultaneous interpretation skills building: listening/ prediction, shadowing and decalage, note-taking, positioning, situational control, equipment use and interpreting. Intensive practice in simultaneous interpretation situations in the following judiciary areas: initial appearances, bail/detention hearings, change of plea hearings and sentencing hearings.
Prerequisite: ITR 293  or instructor permission
Competencies
  1. Identify judiciary situations in which simultaneous intrepretation should be performed.
  2. Develop listening/prediction techniques for judiciary simultaneous intrepretation.
    1. Identify genres of texts/speeches encountered in judiciary hearns: initial appearances, bail/detention hearings, change of pleas hearings, sentencing hearings.
    2. Use listening skills to develop structure maps or conceptual maps of different types of hearings; initial appearances, bail/detention hearings, change of plea hearings, sentencing hearings.
    3. Use structure maps or conceptual maps to predict the flow of information in examples of judiciary discourse.
    4. Develop and implement a practice strategy for improving listening/prediciton abilities in both languages.
  3. Develop shadowing and decalage techniques for judiciary simultaneous interpretation.
    1. Identify the issue of multi-tasking according to the efforts model of interpretation.
    2. Define shadowing.
    3. Define decalage.
    4. Develop shadowing ability and decalage technique through practice judiciary texts in both languages.
    5. Develop and implement a strategy for improving decalage technique in both languages.
  4. Develop note-taking techniques for judiciary simultaneous interpretation.
    1. Distinguish note-taking for simultaneous interpretati8on from note-taking for consecutive interpretation.
    2. Demonstrate ability to accurately note unpredictable information.
    3. Demonstrate ability to graphically represent the sequence of events: indentation, verticalization, lines.
    4. Demonstrate ability to use standard and personalized symbols in note-taking for simultaneous interpretation.
  5. Develop skills in positioning and situational control.
    1. Identify the factors requiring proper positioning of the interpreter in judiciary simultaneous interpreting situations: audibility, non-verbal cues, unobtrusiveness, presence/absence of interpreting booth, presence/absence of interpreting equipment.
    2. Demonstrate ability to use proper verbal and non-verbal protocols to control the rate of speech or to request repetitions during judiciary simultaneous interpretation situations.
  6. Develop ease in using simultaneous interpreting equipment for judiciary simultaneous interpretation.
    1. Identify the advantages of using equipment over the whispering (chuchatage) method.
    2. Distinguish among the different types of simultaneous interpreting equipment: wired, FM, infrared.
    3. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each type of simultaneous interpreting equipment.
    4. Develop skills in using simultaneous interpreting equipment through extensive practice with education interpreting texts.
    5. Demonstrate ability to switch to chuchotage when interpreting equipment fails.
    6. Demonstrate ability to use simultaneous interpreting equipment for relay interpreting (A-B-C-B-A).
  7. Demonstrate ability to interpret initial apprearance hearings simultaneously.
    1. Identify judiciary terminology commonly occurring in initial appearance hearings.
    2. Incorporate new terminology into personal electronic glossary.
    3. Incorporate new symbols needed for note-taking while interpreting for initial appearance hearings.
    4. Demonstrate ability to interpret initial appearance hearings simultaneously.
    5. Identify areas of improvement and plans for improvement.
  8. Demonstrate ability to interpert bail/detention hearings simultaneously.
    1. Identify judiciary terminology commonly occurring in bail/detention hearings.
    2. Incorporate new terminology into personal electronic glossary.
    3. Incorporate new symbols needed for note-taking while interpreting for bail/detention hearings.
    4. Identify potential interpreting and ethical pitfalls when interpreting for bail/detention hearings.
    5. Demonstrate ability to interpret bail/detention hearings simultaneously.
    6. Identify areas of improvement and plans for improvement.
  9. Demonstrate ability to interpret change of pleas hearings simultaneously.
    1. Identify education terminology commonly occurring in change of plea hearings.
    2. Incorporate new terminology into personal electronic glossary.
    3. Incorporate new symbols needed for note-taking while interpreting for change of plea hearings.
    4. Demonstrate ability to interpret change of plea hearings simultaneously.
    5. Identify areas of improvement and plans for improvement.
  10. Demonstrate ability to interpret sentencing hearings simultaneously.
    1. Identify judiciary teminology commonly occurring in sentencing hearings.
    2. Incorporate new terminology into personal electronic glossary.
    3. Incorporate new symbols needed for note-taking while interpreting for sentencing hearings.
    4. Identify potential interpreting and ethical pitfalls when interpreting for sentencing hearings.
    5. Demonstrate ability to interpret sentencing hearings simultaneously.
    6. Identify areas of improvement and plans for improvement.



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