Interpreting German

Advanced Language Skills

By Ursula Böser, Hugh Keith

© 2001 – Routledge

304 pages

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pub: 2001-07-26
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About the Book

This innovative language course uses liaison interpreting to teach spoken German to advanced students. Designed to provide an alternative to conversation classes, it is a highly effective aid to language acquisition and consolidation. Interpreting German will improve students' confidence in speaking and discussing a wide variety of contemporary topics.

Students learn a range of transferable skills including:

* oral proficiency in German and English

* presentation skills

* linguistic flexibility

* cross-cultural awareness.

Interpreting German is ideal for those who have not taught interpreting before.

The pack includes:

* A tutor's book: how to make lessons a success, with notes on class design, preparation, feedback and assessment

* student handouts: a wealth of photocopiable resources for use in and outside the classroom

* audio cassettes: four hours of dialogues for practice and revision.

Reviews

'The authors of this meticulously structured course, spanning three years of university study, make an appealing case for liaison interpreting to supplement and perhaps replace the traditional oral class … Besides the finely nuanced logistics of teaching the exercise, we are given a profusion of useful tips for practitioners … Nicely judged, too, are the increasingly sophisticated linguistic points and incidental background knowledge of Germany and the Germans. Exercises are imaginative and challenging … This is a well thought-out and executed package, its levels of difficulty plausibly graded, its language refreshingly jargon-free and up to date. It could transform oral-language acquisition.' Fred Bridgham, Times Higher Education Supplement

About the Authors

Urusla Böser and Hugh Keith lecture in the School of Languages at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

About the Series

Interpreting Series

These innovative language courses in Spanish, French and German use liaison interpreting to teach the spoken language to advanced students. A highly effective aid to language acquisition and consolidation, Interpreting Spanish, French and German will improve students' confidence in speaking and discussing a wide variety of contemporary topics.

Students learn a range transferable skills including:
* oral proficiency in both the language of study and English
* presentation skills
* linguistic flexibility
* cross-cultural awareness.

The courses in the Interpreting series will provide a popular alternative to conversation classes, and are ideal for those who have not taught interpreting before.

Each course pack includes:
* Tutor's Book: how to make lessons a success, with notes on class design, preparation, feedback and assessment and transcripts of dialogues on the cassettes
* Student Handouts: a wealth of photocopiable resources for use in and outside the classroom
* Audio Cassettes: 5-7 hours of dialogues and exercises for practice and revision.

An inspection pack containing sample material is available for each language.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN023000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting