AIIC Brazil: Upgrade Course: Portuguese C Hi²T

20 Jan 19 — 25 Jan 19

09:00 — 18:00

Curitiba, Brazil

AIIC Courses


Alameda Dom Pedro II


Organised by

Raquel Schaitza, Richard Laver, Denise de Vasconcelos Araujo 

Come Hi²T your PT C target at the eighth edition of the very successful High Intensity Interpreter Training.

Target audience

Interpreters with Portuguese C or planning to add Portuguese to their language combination. English, Spanish and French As and Bs are welcome. Other languages may be accommodated upon request, ideally with at least two students with the same combination in the group.

Course highlights

  • Option to extend your stay thus maximizing your exposure to Portuguese while acting as an observer during the Portuguese A Hi²T courses given in the weeks just before and after the PT C Hi²T
  • Live speakers presenting on a variety of topics for simultaneous and consecutive practice
  • In addition to instructors, native PT A interpreters help with feedback during the PT C Hi²T 
  • Remote feedback by guest interpreter trainers from renown interpreting programs in Brazil
  • Additional Portuguese as a foreign language classes may be an option upon consultation
  • Cultural activities
  • Tourism opportunities
  • Homestay options

For detailed information on the program, be sure to visit the PT C Hi²T


Raquel Schaitza (PT A; EN B) has been a freelancer in the private market for over 25 years and is the current AIIC Advisory Board member for Brazil. Raquel completed the Master of Advanced Studies in Interpreter Training at the University of Geneva and offers a regular short-term interpreter training program in Curitiba. She was also a simultaneous interpreting trainer at Estácio de Sá University in São Paulo, Brazil, and a Teaching Fellow in Interpreting at the University of Leeds.

Richard Laver (PT and EN A; ES C) has been a member of AIIC since 2002. He is currently a member of Vega and AIIC's Budget Committee.  Richard is a freelance interpreter based in Rio with 20 years of experience. Richard is also a guest trainer at the regular interpreter training program offered in Curitiba.

Together, Raquel Schaitza and Richard Laver have been offering the Hi²T for both PT A and PT C interpreters based in Brazil or abroad since its first edition in 2014.

The preferred number of participants is between 12 (minimum) and 16 (maximum).


Quality Hotel Curitiba

Alameda Dom Pedro II, 740 – Batel, Curitiba, Brazil


AIIC members: EUR 885

Non-AIIC Members: EUR 985

Add a week as observer for the PT A HT (January 20-24 and/or 26-30) for 90 euros per week.


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Course confirmation

Following AIIC Training and Professional Development's policy, this course
will be confirmed six weeks in advance at the latest, i.e. by 03 December

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