Interpreting German presents a new and original approach to the teaching of spoken German to advanced students. The techniques of liaison interpreting are presented as a highly effective aid to language acquisition and consolidation.
This comprehensive course consists of a Student Handout book, a Tutor's Book and accompanying audio CDs.
The Student Handouts form an integral part of the course and have been designed to make the teaching and learning of liason interpreting as easy as possibly. They help students prepare for interpreting exercises and include a variety of features:
an introduction to the given topic, highlighting possible problems and strategies for solving them
audio CDs featuring 6 hours of dialogues for practice and revision
exercises related to the audio material, which students tackle alone, in pairs or as a group
useful vocabularly notes
interpreter's tips focusing on practical ways to improve performance
background notes to the dialogues
fully photocopiable handouts suitable for use both in and outside the classroom.
Interpreting German is ideal for those who have not taught interpreting before. The Tutor's Book contains clearly structured teaching materials and practical suggestions on how to use them, together with general notes on class design, preparation, feedback and assessment.
The course will improve students' presentational and communication skills in both German and English, and motivate them to eliminate linguistic deficiencies of a grammatical and structural nature. While learning new vocabulary and essential speech acts, students are introduced to a wide range of issues and registers.
Urusla Boeser and Hugh Keith lecture in the School of Languages at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Level 1 Introduction Unit 1: Introducing and taking leave Unit 2: Asking for repetition or explanation Unit 3: Conveying opinions Unit 4: Asking direct and indirect questions Unit 5: Structuring - expressing logical links Unit 6: Negotiating - suggesting, persuading, dissuading Unit 7: Expressing concern and criticism: the interpreter's role.