Note-taking is a memory aid to retrieve information more accurately and efficiently when interpreting consecutively. The system is not based on words, but mainly on symbols and meanings.
We will start with a general introduction to the note-taking technique.
Students will then be given a list of some suggested symbols but will be encouraged to develop the symbols and the system that best work for them. We will focus in particular on legal settings, therefore this course is particularly useful for DPI and DPSI holders or students.
Tutor feedback on class activities.
Tutor and peer assessment when performing in a role-play.
You'll need proficient speaking and writing skills in English and another language, although the classes will be held in English. Previous interpreting experience is recommended but not essential.
You will need an A4 or A5 note-pad and pens.
Your tutor will provide you with some handouts.
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