Areas of Study

Course Overview

This course is designed for interpreters who would like to develop consecutive interpretation skills. Consecutive interpretation can be used as a professional tool or as a training exercise. Consecutive interpretation of the message begins after the source message has paused or stopped. Development of consecutive interpretation skills enhances memory development, both visual and auditory. The development of this skill enhances self-confidence in interpreters, and it allows for the development of cognitive control of processes central to interpretation. Component skills are also addressed, such as abstraction, note taking, expansion, cloze, and prediction.

Prerequisites: Fluency in ASL, English, and translation skills.

Credit: 1