The Mini-Monterey Model is collaborative effort between the Language and Intercultural Program and the Interpretation Practicum class. It includes a set of presentations given by students in the languages that they are studying. The presentations are then simultaneously interpreted by students of interpretation into various languages.
The theme this year, presented by the Chinese Studies Program, is Current Events and Dao De Jing; students will present on their research projects on a variety of topics, including international politics, environment, trade disputes, humanities, etc., with many presentations relating to “the way” (also known as “the dao” or “the tao”). Interpretation Practicum students will simultaneously interpret these Chinese speeches into English, Japanese, French, and Spanish, using relay interpretation (Chinese to English to Spanish/ Japanese/ French). As part of the program, students will give a demonstration explaining how consecutive and simultaneous interpretation work.