Learning outcomes: Master of Conference Interpreting

Degree-level expectations (OUCQA)

Learning outcomes

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

Development and assessment of learning outcomes

During the program, you will achieve these through:

Depth and breadth of knowledge

Identify a wide range of relevant documentation and other resources useful for interpreters

 

Identify appropriate concepts and terms to prepare for interpreting tasks

 

Demonstrate a solid grasp of the Canadian political context, parliamentary and current affairs, as well as broad general knowledge

 

Demonstrate a solid grasp of Canadian political, parliamentary and government terminology

 

Demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to professional ethics for interpreters

 

Demonstrate knowledge of key techniques and strategies used in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting (with and without text)

 

Demonstrate knowledge of key techniques and strategies in consecutive note taking

 

Demonstrate knowledge of key techniques in sight translation

 

Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and tools of discourse analysis

 

Demonstrate knowledge of key theoretical concepts and approaches in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting

 

Describe a range of technological tools used by interpreters

Seminars: readings, in-class discussions and critical synthesis assignments

 

Workshops: contextualization of practice within scholarship in the field

Research and scholarship

Interpret a wide range of literature in the field

 

Analyze resources in Interpreting Studies rigorously and critically

 

Carry out effective and efficient terminological and documentary research

Seminars: readings, in-class discussions and critical synthesis assignments

 

Workshops: contextualization of practice within scholarship in the field

Level of application of knowledge

Develop useful term, concept and other language databases/files

 

Apply an effective and consistent personal note-taking system

 

Effectively apply sight translation, consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting techniques (with and without text)

 

Apply discourse analysis concepts and techniques to effectively identify and reproduce important elements in speeches

 

Apply appropriate technological tools for specific tasks in interpreting

 

Create innovative solutions to challenging interpretation problems

Seminars: application of scholarship to inform practice

 

Workshops: interpreting practice, implementing principles from readings and scholarship

 

Practicum: interpreting practice

 

Final exam

Professional capacity/autonomy

Effectively manage stress

 

Demonstrate good booth etiquette

 

Demonstrate effective time management skills

 

Apply highly developed cognitive and memory skills required for consecutive and simultaneous interpreting

Seminars, Workshops: Assignments

 

Practicum: Interpreting practice

Level of communications skills

Demonstrate a clear, concise and convincing manner of speaking

 

Produce high-quality, correct, clear, precise, fluent and idiomatic French and English

 

Reproduce in another language a range of speaker styles and registers

 

Apply effective reformulation and synthesis strategies

Seminars: in-class discussions, critical synthesis assignments

 

Workshops: interpreting practice

 

Practicum: interpreting practice

 

Final exam

Awareness of limits of knowledge

Evaluate accurately and constructively your and others’ performance

 

Implement a lifelong learning approach in the field and its tools

Seminars: in-class discussions, critical synthesis assignments

 

Workshops: interpreting practice

 

Practicum: interpreting practice

 

Final exam

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