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The Design and Publication of iBooks Author Conference Interpreting Course-Books in the Age of Big Data
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019, Pages: 63-68
Received: Feb. 15, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 18, 2019; Published: Apr. 10, 2019
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Wensheng Xu, Department of English, School of Foreign Languages, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Cheng Ye, Department of English, School of Foreign Languages, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
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In the age of Big Data, the heterogeneous omnimedia conference interpreting (CI) books are introduced into the design and publication of the CI course-books by providing the learners with enormous amount of bilingual information and an interactive reading mode in accordance with their cognitive patterns. The present paper sets forth the four modern features of the iBooks Author (iBA) CI course-books with the prominence to the development of the self-formed mode of independent learning and CI learning strategies, and, on the strength of the well-accepted evaluation system, assesses the performance of this new kind of CI course-books through questionnaires and interviews with 57 candidates for the degree of Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) and some teachers in two Chinese universities. According to the results which prove the efficiency and advantages of iBA CI course-books in future CI teaching, the present paper suggests that iBA, an e-book authoring application, may well overcome the buckets effect of the traditional CI course-books, namely the cumbersome publication and time-consuming selection of suitable teaching materials, and thus it meets the talent market’s need for more qualified conference interpreters and contributes to professional, customized CI skill development and practice on account of its sound theoretical basis, advanced teaching methods and scientific evaluation system.
iBooks Author, Conference Interpreting Course-Books, Evaluation System
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Wensheng Xu, Cheng Ye, The Design and Publication of iBooks Author Conference Interpreting Course-Books in the Age of Big Data, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 63-68. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20190702.12
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