Master of advanced studies

EVITA© – Pilot Project in Virtual Interpreter Training

Defense date2005

EVITA (ETI Virtual Interpreter Training Archives) was launched in May 2005 and a one-month pilot project was carried out with interpreting students. It was designed as an e-complement to the face-to-face training groups that students attend with teaching assistants to provide students with more individualised feedback. EVITA combines a digital speech database, a double track digital recording tool and a server. Pedagogically speaking, this innovative e-project embodies the concepts of individualized feedback, self-evaluation, peer tutoring and interactive learning. Students fill out a personal on-line “journal” in which they set themselves objectives before embarking on an interpreting exercise. Teaching assistants and peers provide constructive on-line feedback and propose exercises to remedy problems. Feedback during and after the trial phase as well as the overall response to the virtual archives has been resoundingly positive. The combination of verbal and electronic feedback created an exciting synergy where student profiling as an essential tool in ongoing student assessment and progress tracking represents the cornerstone of expertise development in interpreting.

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MOTTA, Manuela, DRUMMOND, Jennifer. EVITA© – Pilot Project in Virtual Interpreter Training. 2005.
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