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Language and Culture in Action – Interpretation II

Course Code: INTR 2400
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 1.5
Semester: Flexible delivery ranging over 1 to 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This methods course provides further opportunities for students to develop simultaneous interpreting skills while using a variety of general and technical texts. Students will be challenged to reflect on and integrate new and prior skills, knowledge and experiences with their emerging professional identity.

Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • The ability to work as part of a team is crucial for successful interpretation.
  • Interpreters work with a diverse group of consumers and must adapt their interpretation strategies to meet the consumer’s needs.
  • The ability to accurately assess one’s own interpretation is crucial for successful interpretation.
  • To interpret accurately, interpreters need to prepare accordingly for every assignment they attend.

Methods of Instruction

  • Lecture/discussion
  • Demonstration/practice
  • Participation

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Attendance and participation
  • End-of-fourth-semester portfolio of the student’s work.

This is a mastery/non-mastery course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Interpret from ASL into English and from English into ASL, incorporating all main points and necessary supporting detail
  2. Successfully interpret as part of a team
  3. Adapt one’s interpretation to meet the language needs of a variety of consumers in a range of settings
  4. Accurately analyze one’s areas of strength and areas which need improvement
  5. Plan development strategies for continued growth as an interpreter
  6. Utilize preparation materials in a constructive and timely manner

course prerequisites

INTR 2300 and INTR 2310 and INTR 2375 with a B or better

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.