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
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
“Although I’m retired from the Commission now I still do a bit of training now and again and I sometimes get asked why students of conference interpreting on university interpretation courses spend so much of their time learning how to do consecutive interpreting when practically all the work they’ll do later as a conference interpreter- assuming they get that far- will consist of simultaneous interpreting.. Continue reading
Quiero dar las gracias a Lourdes por invitarme a hacer una pausa y ordenar mis ideas en torno a un tema que se ha convertido en uno de mis quehaceres durante los últimos 10 años: la documentación destinada a la preparación de reunión de los intérpretes que trabajan en nuestras reuniones (Comisión Europea, Consejo de Ministros de la Unión europea, etc) . Continue reading
“Notetaking is a very individual technique. I think it is strongly related to the way the individual interpreter processes information. Most interpreters note down lots of facts, numbers etc. This approach bears the risk of missing the links and coming up with a lot of information which, however, may then be presented in an incoherent way. Also, their active listening may suffer, as they concentrate too much on the notetaking.
“Quiero pensar que ésta no es mi mejor simultánea :-). En este caso el reto era enfrentarse a un discurso desconocido, interpretándolo sin texto y sin preparación alguna: es decir, una situación bastante habitual en la vida real de un intérprete. Continue reading