Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Research Degree Forum
Interpreting Evaluation Criteria Perceived by College Learners
Miss WU Hui
PhD candidate, Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong
Date: 5 March 2010, Friday
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Venue: B7603 (7/F, Blue Zone), Academic Building, CityU
Much of research on interpreting is concerned with the elaboration of quality criteria focusing on the evaluation and expectation of receivers, interpreters, associations and trainers, while the literature on learners’ perceptions about interpreting evaluation criteria is relatively limited. This paper intends to investigate the interpreting evaluation criteria perceived by college learners in a consecutive interpreting course. The investigator has reviewed a variety of perspectives on interpreting evaluation criteria in interpreting studies and focused on the special characteristics of interpreting evaluation criteria perceived by interpreting learners based on class observation, interviews and survey studies. The findings show that learners considered accuracy and completeness as most important interpreting criteria and tend to give negative comments of the interpreting performance of their peers based on these two criteria. The findings provide the educators and the learners with an important source of exploring appropriate ways of self-evaluation and peer-evaluation, understanding the learning process of the learners and predicting their potential to make further advance in the consecutive interpreting course.
Miss WU Hui is currently a PhD candidate from the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics. Her research interests lie in the field of interpreting studies and language learning.
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