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Introduction to Simultaneous Translation

Introduction to Simultaneous Translation


From: 07/08/2022 - 16/08/2022

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Category: Media Skills

9300QAR / 2548USD



• University degree, preferably in the English language.
• Mastering the English and the Arabic languages.
• At least one year experience in translation.

Course Description

The scientific and technological progress achieved in our modern era surpasses and removes all barriers that hinder communication between different people and nations worldwide, except for the language barrier. This is where the importance of translation becomes apparent, as it is the only means to overcome obstacles to understanding and promote cultural and intellectual exchange between humans.
Therefore, the significance of this profession, particularly simultaneous interpretation, becomes evident. Hence, there is a necessity to organize courses for simultaneous translation to prepare qualified Arabic translators to practice simultaneous interpretation in international conferences and meetings.

Course Objective

By the end of this course, participants will:
• Develop translation skills and requirements.
• Use the concept of simultaneous interpretation and apply its principles.
• Define the concept of editorial translation.

Course Outline

• Translator and the translation:
- Linguistic and cultural requirements for translators.
- Specifications and standards of good translation.
- Short-term memory.
- Equipment and tools of the simultaneous translation.

• Introduction to simultaneous translation:
- Concept of simultaneous translation, principles, and requirements.
- Types of simultaneous translation: consecutive, simultaneous, whispered.
- Cognitive processes in consecutive translation: understanding, analyzing, rephrasing.
- Taking notes while doing consecutive translation.
- Skill of listening and talking at the same time.

• Introduction to written translation:
- Concept of written translation.
- Linguistic and non-linguistic difficulties that hinder translation.

Course Benefits

• A graduation certificate by Aljazeera Media Institute.