MOI3.1 (SL)

Anno accademico: 2016–17
Corso: Mediazione linguistica – lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Mediazione orale DA e IN inglese 3.1 SL
CFU: 5
Docente: Salvatore Mele (


This course aims to give students a practical introduction to some basic techniques and principles involved in sight translation. Students will be encouraged to identify and extrapolate key concepts in the source text, focusing on meaning rather than individual items of lexis. To this end, the objective is not a word-for-word translation of the text but a plausible rendering that contains all the key concepts and that accurately reflects the register of the source text. Students will read for gist, swiftly analysing the text and identifying main points and potential problem areas. Where necessary, students will be encouraged to reformulate and paraphrase. The texts used in class will be taken from a range of settings, including topics ranging from climate change to social media.


To develop and consolidate reading comprehension skills, especially reading for gist

To develop and train short-term memory techniques

To encourage students to focus on overall meaning rather than individual lexical items

To train students to identify key concepts in text

To encourage students to reformulate and paraphrase

To develop fluency


Continuous assessment (50%) and a final exam (50%).


All materials will be provided by the course teacher