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PUBLIC SERVICE INTERPRETING

Introduction to Public Service Interpreting is an introductory MOOC about the main features of Public Service Interpreting, an activity and emergent profession with increasing importance and presence in modern societies. Participants in this MOOC will gain an insight into the main characteristics of Public Service Interpreting, as well as the main settings in which it is performed, the main skills and abilities a public service interpreter must possess and acquire, the main task and techniques performed by public service interpreters, and some useful information about ethics, professionalisation and ethics.

No previous knowledge is needed in order to enroll for this MOOC, as this course is aimed at people with curiosity and interest in this field, who want to obtain basic background information. 

PRESENTATION

COURSE INFORMATION

DURATION: 4 WEEKS
START DATE: January 23th, 2022
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Multimedia contents (video-lessons), Complementary readings, Self-assessment tests, Suggested readings and videos, Activities 

CERTIFICATION

Following the weekly planning and overcoming the activities proposed in the course, you will be able to obtain the Academic Recognition Certificate issued by the University of Córdoba, which certifies your participation and use.  

SYLLABUS

LESSON 1. PUBLIC SERVICE INTERPRETING

1.1.- DEFINITIONS
1.2.- DENOMINATIONS
1.3.- CHARACTERISTICS
1.4.- RELEVANCE

LESSON 2. SETTINGS

2.1.- LEGAL INTERPRETING
2.2.- POLICE INTERPRETING
2.3.- MEDICAL INTERPRETING
2.4.- OTHER SETTINGS 

LESSON 3. TASKS AND TECHNIQUES

3.1.- BILATERAL INTERPRETING
3.2.- CONSECUTIVE AND SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING
3.3.- REMOTE INTERPRETING
3.4.- SIGHT TRANSLATION
3.5.- INTERCULTURAL MEDIATION   

LESSON 4

4.1.- ETHICS
4.2.- PROFESSIONALISATION
4.3.- QUALITY  

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