COMPUTER ASSISTED INTERPRETER TRAINING FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAJORS

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Sheng-jie CHEN

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The aim of the existing case study was to investigate the implications of applyingcomputers to teaching interpreting to students who were not foreign language majors. Someresearchers argued that interpreting courses are very difficult, so they should be offered to qualifiedpost-graduate students instead of undergraduate students. However, most undergraduate programsin Taiwan offer interpretation courses. In addition, in China two-semester interpreter trainingcourses have even been offered to most undergraduate students who were not foreign languagemajors. Furthermore, computers have been widely used in interpreter training, but no research hasbeen available that investigated how to apply computer assisted interpreter training (CAIT) toteaching interpreting to students who are not foreign language majors. Qualitative research methodshave been used to collect and analyze the data to complete the report in this study. Participantsconsisted of the author and the 18 students, who were not foreign language majors, taking acomputer assisted interpreter training course that the author offered in a university in Taipei,Taiwan, in 2009. The results of the study indicated that CAIT may be developed into IM (theinterpretation method) of foreign language teaching to teach students who are not foreign languagemajors.

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CHEN, S.- jie. (2010). COMPUTER ASSISTED INTERPRETER TRAINING FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAJORS. Comparative Legilinguistics, 4, 49-60. https://doi.org/10.14746/cl.2010.4.5
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