09:30 — 17:15
London, United Kingdom
University of London
City University of New York
Organised in collaboration with Dr. Brigid O’Keeffe from Brooklyn College, CUNY, the Reluctant Internationalists project’s final conference will bring together historians, anthropologists, literary scholars, linguists, and scholars in related fields, to debate the languages of internationalism.
The conference aims to shed light on the centrality of language to people’s past pursuit and experiences of internationalism. For any agents of internationalism, language presented a wide variety of challenges and opportunities. It imposed obstacles and provided avenues to mutual understanding and collaboration among diverse peoples. The relative successes and failures of past internationalist projects in large measure owed to participants’ ability to effectively communicate across not just linguistic, but also political, cultural, economic, and professional boundaries. This fundamental and literal question of (mis)communication has dramatically shaped the lives of peoples variously confronting the global realities or pretensions of their milieus.
The conference is free and open to all, however spaces are strictly limited and booking is required. Please reserve a place here. Details of the conference are outlined below or to download the conference programme in full, click here.
09:00 — 18:00
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
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
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.
09:30 — 17:30
London, United Kingdom
Headquarters of the International Transport Workers Federation
Borough Road (near London Bridge)
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:
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): firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoë Hewetson (member AIIC): email@example.com