JAPN3051

Interpretation I

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

JAPN3088. Japanese language III (Part 1) & JAPN3099. Japanese language III (Part 2)

Description

Japanese-medium elective


This elementary course in interpretation is skill-oriented (listening and speaking) with a focus on rendering Cantonese/English into Japanese and vice versa. Students are introduced to different practical and theoretical aspects of interpreting, modes of interpretation, as well as the skills necessary to provide consecutive interpretation in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on generating equivalent messages in Japanese and the target language(s) and on correctly interpreting the nuances arising from the cultural differences that exist between Hong Kong and Japan. Students are to be given opportunities to undertake practical training/Interpreter Internships at selected Japanese institutions in Hong Kong.

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