trainingHANS-WERNER MÜHLE, a member of AIIC and a lecturer of interpreting at the University of the Witwatersrand (WLS), Johannesburg, and Glendon York (MCI), Toronto, is offering a five-day course in


Dates: 17 to 21 October 2014


The Barcelona Hotel

23 Blantyre Crescent

Off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent,

Wuse II.

Abuja, FCT. Nigeria


Public: Already practising interpreters with a minimum of three years’ experience. Not open for beginners.

Maximum number of participants: 10

Languages: The participants’ working languages can be any combination of English, French, Spanish, German and Italian as A, B, or C languages as well as Portuguese and other languages, provided there are two participants with these languages and one of their active languages is English.

Method of the course: two days on principles and practice of consecutive interpreting and three days in simultaneous interpreting.

It will begin with a two-day consecutive interpreting bootcamp, where participants will refresh their skills in analysis and note-taking, public speaking and presentation. A voice training workshop will complement the consecutive interpreting part. The second part of the course will hone participants’ simultaneous interpreting skills, with emphasis on analysis, reformulation, strategies, coping mechanisms as well professionalization. Each session will begin with a series of concentration and memory enhancement exercises.

Working material will be providedin the form of real-life speeches on video as well as speeches prepared by the participants and the trainer for the consecutive part. As much as possible, the teaching material will also be adapted to an African context.

There will be room for discussion on techniques and strategies as well as booth manners, market conditions and professionalisation in an African conference interpreting context.


Fees: USD950 per person


Contact: Robert Martins

Tel: +2348080941933, +2348069166962


Recommended Reading:

Conference Interpreting: A Student’s Practice Book de Andrew Gillies (17 mai 2013)

Note-Taking for Consecutive Interpreting: A Short Course , Andrew Gillies (30 novembre 2005)

Note-Taking Manual: A Study Guide for Interpreters and Everyone Who Takes Notes, Virginia Valencia

Interpretation: Techniques and Exercises (Professional Interpreting in the Real World) de James Nolan (9 octobre 2012)

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