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Introduction to speech-to-text interpreting

Individual course

This module introduces the student to speech-to-text interpreting, also known as print interpreting.

Course contents

The student will learn about what STT interpreting is, what are the requirements for working as an STT interpreter and what the work can be like in practice. The student will independently practice the 10 finger typing method and try interpreting a couple of short videos.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will

  • know what speech-to-text interpreting is and how one can get qualified to work as an STT interpreter in Finland.
  • have improved their typing skills, know their estimated typing rate, and have tried out what it could be like to speech-to-text interpret something in real time.
  • be able to reflect on their own experiences in regard to STT interpreting.

Course material

All materials can be found from Digicampus Moodle. The course key is ”20methods21”.

Completion methods

Independent assignments and final essay. The course can be completed at your own pace.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Saavutettavuus, kymmensormijärjestelmä, 10-sormijärjestelmä, puheesta tekstiksi, litterointi

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Pauliina Baltzar, Doctoral researcher
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Teaching period:
Continuously on-going
Application deadline:
Continuously on-going
Host university:
Tampere University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Basic understanding of accessibility, for example the course Fundamentals of accessibility
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