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Carol J. Patrie

8 1/2 x 11 Paperback book and DVD, 12 month video library access code

224-page Teacher's Guide and One 100-minute DVD

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The Effective Interpreting Series: Consecutive Interpreting from English - Teacher's Set

Designed to give teachers maximum flexibility, Consecutive Interpreting from English provides a sequenced set of exercises that develop skill in consecutive interpreting. Video recorded English source materials feature a variety of speakers. The samples of spontaneous spoken English are unrehearsed and unscripted and are ideal for student practice sessions in the classroom or at home.

Students will improve self-awareness and self-confidence with the Five-Step Follow-Up, which includes a way to determine the impact of errors on interpretation. Use pilot-tested approaches for tracking student progress and encouraging the development of independent and accurate self-monitoring skills. Exercise materials progress from easy to more difficult within each unit. Discussion questions, additional directions for teachers, and sample answers give you powerful tools to enhance learning. 

Topics include:

  • History and Uses of Consecutive Interpreting
  • Intralingual Exercises
  • Errors in Interpretation
  • Listening Phase
  • Note-Taking and Analysis
  • Memory
  • Reformulation
  • Monitoring and Correction

Use this innovative step-by-step approach in the classroom to help students master comprehending, transferring, and reformulating the message without the pressures of simultaneous interpreting. Those who gain skill in consecutive interpreting are likely to show higher levels of accuracy when interpreting conversations or lectures. They will also be more prepared to move on to the more demanding challenges of simultaneous interpreting.

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The Effective Interpreting Series is a multi-installment series offering five sets of source materials in English to use with any other language in a language pair, and five sets of source materials in American Sign Language (ASL). The series takes the complex skill of simultaneous interpreting and breaks it down into manageable components, allowing interpreters to increase the individual skills that lead to effective simultaneous interpreting.

Seminars on using The Effective Interpreting Series in your classroom or your mentoring sessions are now available! If you are interested in hosting a seminar for your college or university, please send an email to Joe Seifrid at for complete details.

About the author:

Carol J. Patrie, Ph.D., was instrumental in designing and implementing the Master of Arts in Interpretation at Gallaudet University. An author of many National and International publications and a sought-after speaker and trainer, Patrie is one of the foremost professionals in the field of Interpretation and Education.