TEGN2004 - Interpreting – professional and theoretical perspectives 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100 ALLE

Course content

TEGN2004 builds on TEGN2002 and provides knowledge about the interpreter's role space and how an interpreter can cooperate with others in the interpreting situation. We will look at the professional's power in general, and discuss the interpreter's relation to the other participants in the interpreting situation in particular. We will also look in detail at some interpreting theories and models of the interpreting process, and how they can be useful tools for the interpreter. Here we will also discuss team interpreting and how to prepare for an interpreting assignment.

Learning outcome


- have knowledge about the interpreter's role space and how an interpreter can cooperate with others in the interpreting situation

- can reflect on trust, power and relation building in interpreting situations

- have basic knowledge of selected interpreting theories and models of the interpreting process

- have detailed knowledge about different interpreting techniques and team interpreting

- can use theoretical tools to prepare for an interpreting assignment

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures, discussions, role play, practical exercises, written assignments.
  • 80% compulsory attendance. (Failure to comply with this can be compensated in accordance with instructions from the teacher.)
  • Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Teamwork
  • Practical test
  • Written assignment
  • Written assignment
  • 80% compulsory attendance

Further on evaluation

Portfolio examination, 5 days, where students continue to work on the two written assignments that were produced as compulsory assignments. All examination aids allowed.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department. It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in TEGN2004 to retake the exam in a semester where this course is not taught. Students who did not pass the exam, or who did not complete the exam due to illness may submit the exam in a semester where this course is not taught; however, they will not receive any supervision.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Norwegian Sign Language (LTBATGTOLK)

Required previous knowledge

TEGN2002. Requires admission to the BA-program in Norwegian Sign Language.

Course materials

The reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian, Norwegian Sign Language

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Norwegian Sign Language and Interpreting
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
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