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ERIC Number: ED013590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 6
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EXPERIMENTAL USE OF MACHINES IN THE TRAINING OF INTERPRETERS.
WHITING, C.
AN EXPERIMENT TO IMPROVE THE METHOD OF TRAINING INTERPRETERS TO INCREASE SPEED OF TRANSLATION FROM ONE LANGUAGE TO ANOTHER, ONCE THE VOCABULARY BUILDUP HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED, INVOLVED THE USE OF THE TACHISTOSCOPE AND THE CONTROLLED READER, MACHINES USED IN SPEEDREADING COURSES. THIS INNOVATIVE PRACTICE HELPED TRAIN THE INTERPRETERS TO INCREASE CONCENTRATION ABILITY AND REACTION SPEED AND TO RETAIN INCREASINGLY LARGER NUMBERS OF WORDS AND VASTER CONCEPTS. THE MEMBERS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP, TEACHERS BORN AND SCHOOLED IN GERMANY BUT WHO HAD LIVED MOST OF THEIR ADULT LIVES IN THE U.S., WERE ENCOURAGED TO INCREASE THE SPEED OF THEIR INDIVIDUALLY CONTROLLED FILMSTRIP CONTAINING LISTS OF KEY WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS, BEFORE TAPING THEIR TRANSLATIONS. AS A RESULT OF USING THIS AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUE, THERE WAS AN AVERAGE 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN TRANSLATION SPEED WITH ALMOST NO LOSS IN ACCURACY. TO ADAPT THIS ESSENTIALLY VISUAL TECHNIQUE MORE EFFECTIVELY TO THE SPECIFIC ORAL NEEDS OF INTERPRETER TRAINING PROGRAMS, APPROPRIATE MATERIALS AND A SPECIALIZED APPROACH MUST BE DEVELOPED. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE "INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING," VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2, JULY 1967, PAGES 141-144. (AB)
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