AIIC Training of Trainers Seminar for Interpreters in Beirut

24 Jan 17 — 25 Jan 17

10:00 — 14:00

Beirut, Lebanon

AIIC Courses


ETIB Université Saint-Joseph - Campus des Sciences Humaines

 Zaarour Hall - 6th floor

Registration required!

Zoe Hewetson  will be running  an intensive training of trainers session at ETIB-USJ in Beirut in January 2016.

The course will last 1 1/2 days and will focus on techniques for teaching simultaneous, and specifically simultaneous into English B.

The course will cover the following points:

• discussion of A and B languages, particularly what an English B entails
• the importance of message and clarity of message 
• the quality of the output in English and how to improve it
• feedback - for and by students and trainers
• sight translation
• speech preparation
• practice sessions: speeches into and out of English and Arabic
• observation of an Ar >En B class 
• component parts of a class: preparation, practice, feedback..

Zoe Hewetson is an experienced freelance conference interpreter and interpreter trainer. As co-director of the MA in Conference Interpreting at the University of Westminster, she was jointly responsible for designing and delivering the entire course, from aptitude tests to final exams, covering all aspects of consecutive and simultaneous training, as well as in-house teacher training. She was a member of the EMCI working group on B languages and together with Christine Adams has run several short courses for interpreters both for the EU institutions and the private market, including consecutive and English B refresher programmes.

To register for the course, click here.

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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