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Interpreting German

Advanced Language Skills

By Ursula Böser, Hugh Keith

Routledge – 2001 – 304 pages

Series: Interpreting Series

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPack: $345.00
    978-0-415-12562-8
    July 25th 2001
    Currently out of stock
  • Add to CartPack - Book & CD: $280.00
    978-0-415-68074-5
    September 12th 2013

Description

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

Author Bio

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

Name: Interpreting German: Advanced Language Skills (Pack)Routledge 
Description: By Ursula Böser, Hugh Keith. 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...
Categories: German, Translation, Languages of Western Europe