Edited by Pilar Rodríguez Reina and Estefanía Flores Acuña
[Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts 6:2] 2020
► pp. 172–182
Teaching interpreting online for the Translation and Interpreting Degree at the University of Vic
A nonstop challenge since 2001
At a time when the advances in information and communication technologies meant that new approaches to virtual teaching and learning could be proposed, the teaching staff on the degree in Translation and Interpreting at UVic decided to offer part of the degree in distance learning mode. This learning mode was launched in the 2001–2002 academic year, with optional face-to-face teaching sessions some Saturdays and coexisted with the traditional face-to-face courses.
During the first years, the fourth-year interpreting specialisation subjects were not taught online for technical and pedagogical reasons. Since the 2014-2015 academic year, we also teach these subjects online.
The challenge that we face starting the 2017-2018 academic year is twofold:
1. To adapt the online teaching of interpreting subjects to groups with a high number of students in the new Inter-university Degree in Translation, Interpreting and Applied Languages jointly offered by the University of Vic and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
2. To adapt the contents and methodology of interpreting subjects to changes in professional practice: telephone and videoconference interpreting, especially in liaison interpreting.
In our paper, we will show some online teaching resources, as well as several online tools which we use in our courses.