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programme d'études 2015-2016

Enseignement et formation

 At the end of their training, students in interpreting will be experts in a wide and solid range of knowledge, know-how and skills which they can employ in all aspects of interpreting and thereby communicate all the nuances of a message, formed by an orator in a foreign language, in their mother tongue, French.
Therefore, at the end of their training, students will have:
- developed expertise in their working languages in the practice of interpreting;
- mastered the different interpreting techniques (consecutive and simultaneous) and become able to employ them in communicating messages in a language different to the original while respecting the orator’s intentions and register;
- assimilated a range of thematic (disciplinary) and cultural knowledge which they are capable of employing and completing independently in order to carry out their interpreting assignments;
- mastered all aspects of oral communication, and in particular facility, register and accuracy, to a high level of expertise;
- become able to implement a rigorous scientific and methodological approach to an interpretation problem and thereby improve their service;
- become capable of respectfully and constructively holding discussions and collaborating with speakers and their colleagues;
- consolidated their technical and ethical skills and knowledge through their first professional experiences.

Additionally, students will have developed significant abilities to be adaptive and flexible, which allow them to confront various professional situations. Students will demonstrate tact and self-control at all times and will follow the profession’s ethical code. Students will integrate a continuous developmental logic which allows them to perform as professionals demonstrating high-level expertise and flexibility and develop positively within the context of their work. Additionally, students will be conscious of developing and promoting their professional reputation and launching themselves on the job market.

Au terme de ce programme, le diplômé est capable de :
1. Demonstrate expertise in their working languages in the practice of interpreting.

2. Demonstrate in-depth theoretical knowledge and know-how relevant to conference interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous) and an ability to employ them in a relevant and critical way in the context of conference interpreting.

3. Demonstrate they have appropriated the intercultural knowledge necessary for the comprehension, analysis and contextualisation of speeches being interpreted and integrate that knowledge in practice to successfully render a faithful interpretation of all aspects of the source speech.

4. Identify the thematic (disciplinary) knowledge necessary, complement it independently as necessary, and employ it in a relevant manner in order to ensure that an interpreting assignment is of high quality.

5. Create and realize original, applied research implementing a scientific approach and rigorous methodology in the field of interpreting, interpretology, translation or terminology.

6. Professionally communicate, by employing their expert language skills and adapting to the context and target audience, including in the case of a new and previously unseen communication situation; respectfully and constructively interact and collaborate with the different actors involved in a given situation by employing verbal and nonverbal skills.

7. Act as an academic and critical and responsible actor with a plan for continuing development.

8. Act as an interpreter demonstrating professionalism in respect of the ethical principles and quality standards of their profession, develop their professional image and position themselves on the job market.