Challenges sometimes turn out as unpredictable adventures, and A Word In Your Ear has certainly done that. When I started this blog no-one thought the idea was worth a cent. “Interpretation is not an interesting subject”, they said, much less on social networks; my friends told me the whole subject would be exhausted in three videos. So it didn’t look good. Continue reading
La interpretación de conferencias está rodeada de cierta nostalgia; como toda disciplina moderna cuyos orígenes se remontan a un puñado de generaciones, tiende a obsesionarse con su pasado, con aquellos momentos históricos en los que el intérprete fue clave.
This year was a very special year for the annual SCIC Universities Conference, as we were celebrating its 20th edition! The title of the conference was
Feliz Navidad y lo mejor para el 2016! Continue reading
English is the least Germanic of the Germanic languages; about half its vocabulary is of Latin origin. Logically enough, when we come across one of these English words with a Latin root, we tend to think that it means the same as its Spanish equivalent, and usually we are right. But some of them deceive; their similarity of form conceals a difference of meaning. Continue reading
The 19th Annual SCIC-Universities Conference took place in Brussels on 26th and 27th March 2015 on the theme “(Re-)Making connections”. The world of Interpreting is evolving and all of us, universities and institutional employers alike, must adapt to new circumstances and user requirements by blending the use of new technologies with more traditional ways of teaching. Continue reading