Advanced Language Skills
Routledge – 2003 – 316 pages
Series: Interpreting Series
This language course uses liaison interpreting to teach spoken French to advanced students. Designed to provide an alternative to conversation classes, it is a highly effective aid to language acquisition and consolidation. Interpreting French 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 French and English
* presentation skills
* linguistic flexibility
* cross-cultural awareness.
Interpreting French 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: six hours of dialogues for practice and revision.
'To produce a structured introduction to an activity as fluid as liaison interpreting is a challenging venture, which no doubt explains the dearth of appropriate material on the market. But Interpreting French … is a creditable attempt to fill the gap. Its three component levels … correspond to the three years of an undergraduate French course, though the speed of progression can obviously be varied to suit particular circumstances … The student handouts are nicely produced.' - Rodney Ball, Times Higher Education Supplement
The authors lecture in the School of Languages at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where Margaret Lang is Professor of French. Isabelle Perez is Lecturer in French and a professional interpreter.