• Alvin Taufik Universitas Bunda Mulia
  • Tania Putri Universitas Bunda Mulia
Keywords: note-taking, module, three-dimensional, learners’ autonomy


Note-taking is one of the most important skills in interpreting. It is a skill which, contrary to popular belief, is very teachable and learnable. Gillies (2017) mentions that there are universal and fundamental rules of note-taking that students or teachers can exploit. In addition, Jing and Xiao (2019) also mentions the importance of three-dimensional materials of note-taking. Combining those two elements might prove to be beneficial for the courses of note-taking. For that reason, the researchers aim to combine those two elements in the making of three dimensional module. Other concept integrated with the making of this design process is one of the pedagogical aspect of language learning, namely learners’ autonomy. In this case, we will focus on three important aspects; interaction, reflection, and experimentation. We chose to include this concept because we believe this is one of the most appropriate approaches in teaching note taking. This is a descriptive research. The result of this research is a draft to a three dimensional module in note taking for interpreting. The draft is divided into three main stages. The first main stage is the understanding-the-speech stage which consists of analysing speech and dividing it into sections of ideas. The second stage is the basic note-taking stage in which we discuss how a note is supposed to be staged and prepared. This is also the stage in which students are introduced to note taking for the first time. The final main stage is the stage in which the students are taught basic techniques and strategies of note-taking. As for the materials, it can be seen that the leveling of the materials starts with transcripts in native and foreign language, which is then followed with speech of the same language pairs. The additional materials which will be included in Google Classroom platform must take into account the length of time to conduct the practice of the materials, the possibility of feedback, and their experimental values. In addition, not all materials will have the audio-visual format. One stage in particular will be solely conducted using face-to-face interaction or video conference. Moreover, For the last two meetings’ materials, be it the assignment, practice, or topics of discussions, must be given at the end of the previous meetings to only be demonstrated in the lesson time. This research is expected to contribute to the field of interpreting as a science and practically to the teaching and learning of interpreting, specifically, note-taking.

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