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INTEGRATING GAMES INTO TEACHING INTERPRETING

R. Mukhametzyanova, A. Gainutdinova

Kazan Federal University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
Interpreting nowadays is different from what it used to be two or three decades ago. The world is changing fast and interpreters need to keep pace with this process. More knowledge and extra linguistic skills are in demand. Life itself is more stressful.

That is why there is sense in making complicated things easy. And this trend can be applied to teaching interpreting as well. There are several reasons for it. To be a success in learning interpreting, it should be done on a regular basis with a lot of drilling, reading, repeating and analyzing. A lot of information is to be absorbed. Improving interpreting skills is hard work.

In order not to lose interest in going forward, the way people acquire high profile skills should be exciting, joyful, diverse, motivating, close to real situations and effective. So, the article deals with a methodology following this direction. Games make the process of learning not tedious and painstaking. They are aimed at developing focusing, reaction, personal enrichment, ability to take the right linguistic decision in no time. The research may be used for classes with students at any level.