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CIUTI-Forum 2013

Facing the World’s New Challenges. The Role of T & I in Providing Integrated Efficient and Sustainable Solutions

Martin Forstner, Nikolai K. Garbovskiy and Hannelore Lee-Jahnke

The proceedings of the CIUTI FORUM 2013 outline in five chapters the different perspectives of sustainable language policies, role of translators and interpreters and the challenges they face on the globalized market. Such as new global partnerships between Universities and Organizations and transcultural negociations with a special case study of US-Latinos.
A special section of this book is dedicated to training and research issues, which have to handle the difficult task of preparing students for the globalized and changing market on the one hand, and showing research directions permitting new approaches to highly sustainable training methods and curriculum development. On the other hand, the delicate question is raised whether multilingualism in language training is a drawback for translation didacts.
This book contains contributions in English, French and German.
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The Changing Motivation of Interpreting Learners at the Graduate Level A longitudinal survey on the interpreting learning motivation of GSTI students in BFSU: Wei Lin

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Motivation is identified as one of the most powerful influences on learning. However, it has not been duly studied and leveraged in interpreter training. This paper reports the findings of a longitudinal questionnaire survey conducted in 2012 among the students of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation, Beijing Foreign Studies University. Exploratory factor analysis on the survey data identifies the changing interpreting Jingsong YU learning motives. Descriptive statistical analysis on the intensity scale scores also reveals the changing pattern of the interpreting learning motivation. The survey findings indicate the necessity and advantage of adopting phased motivational strategies in interpreter training.

Motivation is identified as one of the most powerful influences on learning. It is closely associated with the learner’s learning behavior, performance and outcome and therefore is extensively explored in educational psychology to adopt appropriate strategies for good learning outcomes. However, in interpreter training, motivation has not been given due attention. This is especially the case in China where the demand for English-Chinese interpreters has been ever increasing and interpreting training departments and programs are ← 93 | 94 → established one after another. This paper reports the findings of a longitudinal questionnaire survey conducted in 2012 among the students of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation (GSTI), Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), the first and a leading interpreter training program at the graduate level in China. The study aims to better understand the interpreting learning motivation of the students and provide evidence for developing motivational strategies to improve...

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