AIIC professional development course: Hit your Portuguese C target

13 Jan 15 — 14 Jan 15

15:30 — 20:00

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

AIIC Courses


Brazilian Embassy
Kebele 02 Bole Sub-city
House Nr. 2830
Addis Ababa

For further details or if you have any questions you can contact: Branca Vianna at

You now have two reasons to hit Addis: the Assembly and the PT C HIT, a High Intensity Interpreting Training for those who want to improve their Portuguese C or are planning to add Portuguese to their language combination. Don't miss this short but very intensive 12-hour professional development course which, depending on your domicile, may even entitle you to a refund of expenses.

Target audience

Interpreters with Portuguese C or who are planning to add Portuguese to their language combination. English, Spanish, French and Italian As and Bs are welcome. Other languages may be accommodated upon request.

Content of the workshop

  • Simultaneous practice with live and recorded speeches on either general or technical topics
  • Recordings for on-site and remote feedback
  • Portuguese language exercises and exposure to different accents of Brazilian Portuguese
  • Caipirinha evening: a get-together for informal Portuguese practice with Brazilian food and drinks


Richard Laver (PT and EN A; ES C) has been a member of AIIC since 2002. Richard is a freelance interpreter based in Rio with 18 years of experience. In his capacity as the current Council Member for Brazil, he has been involved with novice interpreters via VEGA activities.

Raquel Schaitza (PT A; EN B) has been a freelance in the private market for over 25 years. Raquel offers a regular short-term interpreter training program in Curitiba and was also a simultaneous interpreting trainer at Estacio de Sa University in São Paulo, Brazil.

Together, Raquel and Richard have offered intensive training courses for both PT A and PT C interpreters based in Brazil or abroad.

Minimum number of participants: 12

Maximum number of participants: 24

Date and time:

  • Jan 13: 3.30 to 8PM
  • Jan 14: 8.00 to 12.30AM & 1.30 to 4.30PM (just in time for the Assembly Opening Ceremony)


  • AIIC members: EUR 295
  • Non-AIIC members: EUR 354

To register click here.

This course is confirmed and will go ahead. 

All AIIC courses are non-profit.

  • Courses will be confirmed when registration fees cover the costs of the course or cancelled at the latest 6 weeks before the date of the course.
  • Participants withdrawing before confirmation of the course will be refunded.
  • If the course is cancelled all participants will be refunded.
  • If a participant cancels after the course has been confirmed AIIC can only refund the course fee if costs are still covered.

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