90687 - Dialogical Interpretation Between German And Italian I (Second Language)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Omar Barbieri
  • Credits:: 5
  • SSD: L-LIN/14
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation (cod. 8059)

Learning outcomes

Students have a good command of the basic strategies requested from liaison interpreters, know how to use them in simple interacting sessions, and are able to assess the most suitable attitudes to be adopted in specific communicative situations

Course contents

The main aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary tools to perform liaison interpreting tasks while dealing with increasingly long and difficult speeches in Italian and German. Particular emphasis will be placed on note-taking and on the symbols used by students, as well as on the accuracy of the target speech, both in terms of intelligibility for recipients and in terms of compliance and content fidelity to the source text. Further learning outcomes: deepening one's knowledge on language and ethical problems related to interpreting, and acquiring a quite good ability to manage relevant strategies; improving one's capacity to understand and produce a wide range of increasingly difficult speeches in Italian and German through a smooth, spontaneous and possibly correct way of speaking; expanding one's specialized vocabulary pertaining to several sectors; strengthening one's spontaneous responsiveness to lexical or other problems that might arise during the interaction; non-verbal communication; memory-boosting exercises without note-taking. All communicative situations will focus on the following topics: employment, environment, trade, medicine.


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Teaching methods

Lectures will be provided in interactive mode: students will be asked to act as interpreters during interpreting sessions prepared by the lecturer, after which they will receive feedback on the degree of success of the interaction. Moreover, further insights on grammar, vocabulary and professional ethics will be provided during the course.

Assessment methods

The final exam consists of a liaison interpreting test: students will act as interpreters in a structured dialogue between the lecturers on a subject dealt with during the course. Furthermore, they will be asked to submit a glossary divided by topics.

Teaching tools

Further relevant materials (such as vocabulary lists, transcripts of the interpreting sessions, articles, audio files) may be distributed or made available by the lecturers during the course and/or on Moodle.

Office hours

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