Japanese Interpretation course to be offered in Spring 2020

September 20, 2019

Japanese Interpretation course to be offered in Spring 2020

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EASC and DEALL will offer "Introduction to Professional Japanese Interpretation" course in Spring 2020, with support from a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant. Course details are as follows:
Japanese 5194:
Introduction to Professional Japanese Interpretation

"Words are nothing more than a container for ideas.
The interpreter must pour those ideas into a new container."
Spring 2020
Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 – 6:50 pm
Instructor: Allyson Sigman (professional conference interpreter with 8 years of experience working in the Japanese automotive industry)

Credit: 3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Japanese 5102.01 or 5102.02 (Level 4-II) or instructor’s permission
Call #: 32394, 32395

Japanese 5194 is a course on professional Japanese interpretation, designed to expose advanced-level Japanese learners to the theories and techniques of interpreting and rigorous hands-on training in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation bidirectionally between Japanese and English. Our discussions will include an overview of the field of interpretation, different modes of interpreting and the techniques involved in each, active listening and discourse outlining, good delivery, speaking, and voice care, as well as preparation, skill development, ethics, and stress management. By the end of the semester, you will become familiar with basic theories and concepts of interpretation and acquire basic Japanese<>English consecutive and simultaneous interpretation skills.

The course will be conducted entirely remotely using Carmen in conjunction with a web-based interpreter training platform. Students must be able to watch lectures, record videos of their interpretation, post feedback to other students' videos, and attend web conferences held during the regularly scheduled class time. For this, the instructor recommends a computer with at least 2GB RAM, a stable internet connection of at least 8 Mbps down/1.5 Mbps up, and a headset with a microphone. If you have any questions about system requirements, please contact the instructor.

Contact: Prof. Etsuyo Yuasa (yuasa.1@osu.edu)