Event Details

Heriot-Watt Multilingual Debate 2017

Venue: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Email: edu.liaison@hw.ac.uk
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Event Date: 22/03/2017 10:00am / 2:00pm

Heriot-Watt University's Multilingual Debate is an annual event that showcases the interpreting skills of undergraduate students on our Languages (Interpreting and Translating) degree programme, as well as the developing professional skills of postgraduate students on our MSc Interpreting and Translating programmes. The event takes the form of a formal debate with two multilingual teams arguing for and against a motion of topical interest in a range of languages. The teams deliver their views in their various native languages (French, German, Spanish, English, Arabic, Chinese, British Sign Language (BSL)).

The audience is mainly made up of pupils coming from Scottish and English secondary schools, but also university undergraduate students considering entering the interpreting profession, as well as government and local authority representatives. The audiences participated in the debate by listening to the arguments, putting questions to the speakers in the languages represented and voting on the motion. View the video on YouTube announcing this year's topics.

There will be two sessions taking place on the day. If you would like to book a place for your pupils at either of these, please visit the website for further information.

The team are hoping to be able to stream the event live on the internet for those unable to attend. Please also visit the website for details if you are interested in this option.

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