Advanced Language Skills
Routledge – 2001 – 304 pages
Series: Interpreting Series
This innovative language course uses liaison interpreting to teach spoken Spanish to advanced students. Designed to provide an alternative to conversation classes, it is a highly effective aid to language acquisition and consolidation. Interpreting Spanish 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 Spanish and English
* presentation skills
* linguistic flexibility
* cross-cultural awareness
Interpreting Spanish 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
'Together with clear, useful and user-friendly guidance on the skills required to be a good interpreter, the student handouts book provides brief but useful reminders of difficult grammatical points, thematic lists of phrases … and items of key vocabulary … The tutor's handbook is equally well written and is a helpful manual for those who have never taught interpreting before … The price is reasonable given that purchase of the full pack allows the institution to copy the tapes and student handouts for classroom use. A lot of thought has gone into this course, and it is worth consideration by anyone teaching Spanish beyond A level.' Francis Lough, Times Higher Education Supplement
Ann McFall and Kent Sproule lecture in the School of Languages at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.