AIIC Training of Trainers seminar: IT and blended learning in interpreter training

29 Jan 16 — 31 Jan 16

15:00 — 18:00

Curitiba, Brazil

AIIC Courses


Slaviero Suites Curitiba Soho
Guaratuba Room
Rua Visconde do Rio Branco 1338

Contact persons:Raquel Schaitza, Branca Vianna and Richard Laver


IT is becoming an essential tool for students and trainers in all fields, and interpreter training can benefit enormously from technological developments. Virtual learning, a trend that has taken the world of post-secondary education by storm, can allow both established and up-and-coming interpreting programs to extend their reach while maximizing their use of resources, and enhance the training experience for both students and trainers.

In this hands-on workshop, Michelle Hof will take participants through topics such as:

  • Best practice in face-to-face and online interpreter training
  • Practical aspects of the virtual classroom and online learning platforms
  • Teaching and testing interpreting skills using virtual technology
  • Effective blended learning approaches
  • Leveraging online and offline resources in the interpreting classroom


Michelle Hof is a conference interpreter, trainer and curriculum developer. She teaches in both face-to-face and virtual learning environments for the Master’s programs at the University of La Laguna (Spain) and York University (Canada). She is a familiar presence in the online interpreting community through her outreach work for AIIC’s Social Media team and her blog The Interpreter Diaries.

Practical information

This seminar will be held in English and is open to trainers with any level of teaching experience. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from AIIC.

Cost of seminar

  • AIIC members: EUR 380
  • Non-AIIC members: EUR 400


Registration is required!

  • Minimum number of places: 12
  • Maximum number of places: 16

Sponsorship of Interpreter Trainers

AIIC will sponsor 4 interpreter trainers to attend this course. The sponsorship grant will cover an economy return airfare (upon presentation of a valid ticket) up to a maximum of CHF 750.

Applicants should have their professional address in North, South or Central America and be able to demonstrate that they are practising conference interpreters who regularly teach conference interpreting. Attendance at or organisation of interpreting-related training events will also be looked upon favourably. AIIC members and non-members may apply.

Applications for sponsorship should be submitted before 1 November 2015 by completing this form.

Trainers applying for sponsorship should also register for the course at the link above if they intend to attend the course with or without sponsorship. Trainers whose participation depends on the award of sponsorships need only apply for the sponsorship.

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