2 Upcoming events


30 Jul 17 — 11 Aug 17

09:00 — 18:00

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Course

Venue:

Hilton Cambridge City Centre

2017 Cambridge Conference Interpretation Course (CCIC) Permalink

Continuing education course for professional conference interpreters in Cambridge, United Kingdom - 33rd intensive course in the practice of simultaneous conference interpretation.     

For further information, details of fees and enrolment forms, please see: www.cciconline.net

Or contact:

  • Christopher Guichot de Fortis, Tel: (+32) 49 53 44 707 or email: c.guichot@d2wwwnkr.aiic.net
  • Julia Poger, Tel: (+32) 49 65 69 078

Course Directors (AIIC) include:
  • Patsy Arizu, former Head of Interpretation, US Department of State
  • Loreto Bravo de Urquia, former Head of Interpretation Services, OPCW
  • Marie Diur, Head of Interpretation, UNOV
  • Philip Evans, Senior Interpreter, NATO HQ, retired
  • Ricarda Gras, freelance interpreter
  • Christopher Guichot de Fortis, Senior Interpreter, NATO HQ
  • Beatriz Leboulleux del Castillo, freelance interpreter
  • Almute Loeber, freelance interpreter
  • Claudia Martin-Stern, freelance interpreter
  • Ricarda Mehl, Head of Interpretation Management Service, German Federal Office of Languages, Cologne
  • Elina Pekler, staff interpreter, UNHQ
  • Julia Poger, freelance interpreter
  • Claudia Ricci, freelance interpreter
  • Lucie Solem, freelance interpreter

Experience indicates that enrolment before March is highly advisable.


NB: The CCIC is specifically designed for experienced and practising conference interpreters

This unique annual professional development course for conference interpreters offers a student-teacher ratio not exceeding 2.5:1. Instruction is centred on training in simultaneous interpretation from speeches delivered by teaching faculty and guest speakers. Numerous challenging contemporary video sources are also employed. General, group and individual performance evaluation is extensive, tailored and detailed.

The CCIC’s 27 students will work some 5 hours per day in state-of-the-art 2-person ISO booths equipped with screens. A wide range of technical and general subjects (economy, geopolitics, defence, environment, philosophy, history, etc.) will be briefed under authentic conference conditions, including formal UN-format mock meetings. Several in-depth and specialised language breakout sessions, concentrating on a particular mode of interpretation and/or language pair, are also featured.

In addition to the core curriculum, daily specialised modules in a variety of fields (consecutive techniques, B-language strategies, preparation and use of texts, meeting terminology and practice, booth and stress management, marketing and negotiation, chuchotage, interpreting literature, etc.) and briefings on AIIC and the profession, are provided. Practical exercises in ‘chuchotage’ are also featured, using real-life scenarios.

We have negotiated advantageous room rates both at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre hotel venue and at nearby Christ’s College.

Course languages are: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, according to demand, and tuition is tailored to cover the language pairs desired by students. The language of general instruction is English.


21 Aug 17 — 02 Sep 17

09:30 — 17:30

London, United Kingdom

Course

Venue:

Headquarters of the International Transport Workers Federation
Borough Road (near London Bridge)

Contact:

  • Christine Adams
  • Zoë Hewetson

Short Courses for Conference Interpreters with English B, London, August 2017 Permalink

Following successful short courses for interpreters with English B in the past three summers, Christine Adams and Zoë Hewetson are proposing to run two more in 2017. There is a felt need for opportunities for colleagues to work on their B in a practical, supportive environ- ment. The courses will run August 21-26 and August 28-September 2, 2017 and will include:

  •  simultaneous interpreting,
  •  consecutive (if requested),
  •  tailored feedback from English A course tutors,
  •  voice coaching,
  •  English enhancement,
  •  talks and debates on topical issues,
  •  speech preparation and delivery.

We will be running an Arabic A group and a German A group the first week, August 21-26, and a French A group and an Italian A group the second week, August 28-September 2. We now have a waiting list for the French A group, but we still have a few places left for Arabic, German and Italian.

Please send us both an email if you would be interested in attending, giving your A language. The courses will take place in central London and the fees are £1250.00 (which will cover tuition, not accommodation).

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Christine Adams (member AIIC): ch.adams@tqdkbtrf3xu.btinternet.com 

Zoë Hewetson (member AIIC): zoehewetson@f3tg.hotmail.com