Looking back and looking forward

Christopher Thiéry (Oxford, 1927)
A : Anglais, Français

De mère irlandaise et de père français, Christopher Thiéry a fait toute sa scolarité, du jardin d’enfants au baccalauréat, au Lycée Français de Londres. Après cinq années d’études médicales, trois à Londres et deux à Paris,  il devient, de façon imprévue, interprète de conférence en 1949, d’abord comme fonctionnaire à l’OECE, l’ancêtre de l’OCDE, ensuite à l’OTAN.
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Le plaisir comme moteur et facteur de réussite

Les études d’interprétation sont des études enrichissantes mais exigeantes au cours desquelles l’étudiant, comme plus tard l’interprète, s’expose. Il y apprend à exercer son art en direct et sans filet, si ce n’est celui de sa préparation. Continue reading

InterpretimeBank

InterpretimeBank

InterpretimeBank is an online community for professional interpreters and interpreting students. It was created in August 2014 by a group of former classmates who wanted to create a network of professional interpreters working worldwide, to foster knowledge exchange and to have a platform that could be used as a life-long learning tool.

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Franz PÖCHHACKER: A conversation about research on conference interpreting

(We also include in this post a review of a seminar recently conducted by Franz Pöchhacker in Rome in January this year) :

Conference Interpreting: WHAT WE KNOW – A REVIEW

Published by Northern California Translators Association and their magazine TranslorialNCTA

It is not every day that one has the opportunity to meet a world-class researcher in conference interpretation. The International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), as part of its Training of Trainers series, sponsored a seminar led by Franz Pöchhacker for teachers of conference interpretation. Sessions were held in Rome, Italy, January 29 through February 1, 2016.

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Telephone interpreting: a reality that is here to stay

Telephone interpreting (TI) is a type of remote interpreting carried out over the phone. In recent decades it has become a growing business and a useful way of providing language assistance, both in public services and the private sector, thanks to its immediacy and its cost-effectiveness. Continue reading

Interpretation in the non-institution sector – is there a future?

There is plenty of information about interpreting for international organizations but it is not quite so straightforward for the private market because each region is different. Here Peter Sand – an experienced interpreter and prominent organizer – provides useful insights into working on the private market, both in his home base Switzerland and worldwide.

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