Simultaneous Interpreting - PDA1022

Simultaneous Interpreting

Professional development short course

This course is an introduction to simultaneous interpreting and is intended for experienced and certified/accredited spoken language interpreters only. Simultaneous interpreting is widely used at international conferences and meetings, during business and diplomatic assignments, in courts and tribunals, and increasingly in other community settings.

This course is taught by NAATI certified/accredited conference interpreters and introduces the concepts of split attention, self-monitoring, Ear-Voice-Span (EVS), coordination, deverbalisation, reformulation and coping techniques, and provides exercises on these. Course participants will practice simultaneous interpreting in booths or in chuchotage and provide simultaneous interpretation of speeches mainly from English into their LOTE, under the supervision of an experienced simultaneous conference interpreter and trainer, member of AIIC (the International Association of Conference Interpreters). The course will culminate in a mock conference activity, giving participants the opportunity to practice their new skills in a realistic context.

Applicants MUST be practising interpreters with both:

  • NAATI certified interpreters/accredited at Professional Level
  • a minimum of 3 years of professional interpreting practice.

NB: Offering of language streams is dependent upon sufficient numbers of trainees and will be confirmed prior to the commencement of the course.

Students may also apply for a bursary which allows for a heavily discounted enrolment fee in cases of financial hardship. Bursary applicants must satisfy the criteria to be considered. The cut-off date for bursary applications is 7 days before the course start date.

At a glance

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Cost
$612
$551 (10% discount for AUSIT and ASLIA members)

Aims:

To establish best practice in situations where simultaneous interpreting is required.

Topics covered:

Topics covered include split attention, self-monitoring, Ear-Voice-Span (EVS), coordination, deverbalisation, reformulation and coping techniques.

Assessment:

Your presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course. The course will culminate in a mock conference activity, giving participants the opportunity to practice their new skills in a realistic context.

Recognition:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to earn 60 PD points towards recertification (Section 1.1 of the NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue). A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.