Simultaneous Interpreting - PDA1022

This PD short 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 a NAATI certified conference interpreter, 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.

The course will culminate in a mock conference activity, giving participants the opportunity to practice their new skills in a realistic context and receive direct feedback on their performance. This feedback will be limited to simultaneous interpreting skills. No language-specific feedback will be provided.

Fees

$673
$606 (10% discount for Professionals Australia, 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 up to 60 PD points (40 PD Points - Section 1.2 AND 20 PD Points - Section 1.3) of the NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

Course Structure

This 3-day course is delivered face to face over three consecutive Saturdays.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to earn up to 60 PD points (40 PD Points - Section 1.2 AND 20 PD Points - Section 1.3) of the NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those that meet the requirements of the course.

Participant requirements

Applicants MUST be practising interpreters with both:

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

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

This professional development short course is delivered with the support of the State Government of Victoria through the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

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