The importance of diction and accent in oral interpreting

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Interpreting

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Start time:May 17, 2016 12:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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May 17 The importance of diction and accent in oral interpreting

May 31 The importance of diction and accent in oral interpreting: Part 2

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Language:English
Summary:This webinar has been designed as an in-depth training course providing practical instructions how to work on diction and accent. The clearly outlined set of exercises and activities should help you identify the problem areas related to specific characteristics of your speech, such as articulation and clarity and help you improve the two most important aspects of speech providing clear and understandable speech - diction and accent. This webinar will provide some basic exercises that will help you acquire close-to-perfect diction and a neutral accent in English.
Description
What are accent and diction?

Accent stands for the way of pronouncing the words of a language showing which country, area or social class a person comes from. Accent may even be a tool of identification. An interpreter’s accent should be neutral.

Diction stands for the quality of the particular way of pronouncing words. In other words, the more clearly and expressively we speak, the better the quality of our speech.

Why is it important to know what accent and diction are?

Have you ever read a report or a speech and noticed that you barely opened your mouth?
Or did you mumble?
Did your audience complain about having to work hard to understand what you said?

If the answer is Yes!, this should be the right course for you.
Target audience
Freelancers starting in the interpreting industry.
Established interpreters who want to improve their diction and accent.
Teachers of English and instructors in the area of oral interpreting.
Public speakers, announcers, PRs, etc.
Learning objectives
1. Neutral accent
2. Clear pronunciation and perfect diction
3. Understandable speech
4. Increased personal confidence
5. Better prospects at work
Prerequisites
- Working knowledge of English
- A computer and headphones
- A notepad and a pencil.
Program
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This webinar follows a clearly outlined procedure showing you how to:

1. Clearly pronounce both consonants and vowels.
- Exercises will help you work on the proper articulation of English phonemes.

2. Avoid slurring phonemes.
- Exercises showing you where to pause, how to breathe and how to recognize tone groups.

3. Add proper intonation and special effects to your speech.
- Exercises showing you how to spice up your speech to give it a natural flow.

4. Learn how to produce smooth speech, yet casual enough so as not to sound artificial.
- Exercises rounding up the separate steps in the webinar showing you how to deliver clearly understandable speech and following a natural pace based on proper articulation, a neutral accent and clear diction.


Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)


For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

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• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store



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Trainer
 Jasmina Djordjevic    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Jasmina is an Assistant Professor with a PhD in Applied Linguistics (English Language) and an appointed and sworn translator, native in German and Serbian as well as close-to-native in English. She has taught Legal English, Translation Techniques, Consecutive Translation, Culture in Business Communication at the BA level and Intercultural Communication and Translation as well as Consecutive and Conference Interpreting at the MA level. Parallel to her academic career, she has been developing her translator and interpreter career for the last 23 years. Now she is trying to contribute to the profession by coaching students to become good translators, interpreters or teachers. She has written many articles and a few books, two of the most important ones being “Translation in Practice – Written and Consecutive” and "Scientific, Professional and Official Translation", which consists of two volumes, one is a theoretical overview and the other is a workbook. Her primary objective is to offer valid and tested teaching/ learning techniques for students training to be translators and interpreters. Jasmina's extensive and elaborate academic and professional record shows highly developed standards needed in the translation and interpreting business.
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The importance of diction and accent in oral interpreting

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Training materialJul 11

Hi Jasmina.
Thank you for the training and tips.
How can I get access to training material, please?
Thank you.


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Training materialJul 12

Paulinho Fonseca wrote:

Hi Jasmina.
Thank you for the training and tips.
How can I get access to training material, please?
Thank you.


Hello Paulinho,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

I have emailed you the link to handouts. Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


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