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Venue: Rio de Janeiro, campus of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica - PUC-Rio Date: 3 - 7 August 2009

Program Highlights

  • 20 hours of simultaneous interpretation training from Portuguese into English in individual booths with the supervision and guidance of experienced professors,
  • 15 hours of lectures and classes on Brazilian Language and culture.
  • registration limited to 12 participants, so that participants' performance can be appropriately monitored.

Course Schedule

The program will run from from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Classes and interpreting training sessions will be distributed in the morning and afternoon, in alternating periods. Participants will have 80 minutes for lunch around campus. 
Interpreting sessions will be based on conference material on varied topics that are relevant to the market. Classes and lectures will include conference vocabulary, Brazilian rhetorical strategies and slang, as well as a variety of topics such as: a panoramic view of Brazilian geography and history, environmental and economical issues that are significant in the media, Brazilian popular music and art, an update on Brazilian politics and industrial development.


Visiting & PUC-Rio Faculty, experienced in the Brazilian and international market.


Professional interpreters with fluent mastery of Portuguese (eligible for a Portuguese-C classification by AIIC standards).
Note: participants with other B or A languages, other than English, are eligible to enroll, though no official monitoring can be guaranteed.


1. Internet
2. calling the Information Center: 0800 970 9556;
3. filling out the registration forms at the CCE reception desk: R. Marquês de São Vicente, 225/casa XV Gávea/RJ

Registration Deadline: June 26th, 2009

Places are limited to 12 students, so it is advisable to apply early. 
PUC-Rio reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum number of participants is not reached by June 26th, 2009. 
calling the Information Center: 0800 970 9556;
2. filling out the registration forms at the CCE reception desk.


Registration cancelled by July 15th will be refunded, less a 15% processing fee, only if the cancellation does not impact the minimum number of participants needed. No refunds or credits will be issued after July 15th, 2009. All refund requests must be made in writing


A certificate of attendance will be issued at the conclusion of the training program.


Total cost of the 35 hour-program per student is: R$ 2.917,00 (in reais, Brazilian currency, equivalent to 1.000,00 Euros in the exchange rate of April 28th), to be paid via credit card in two installments - the first by June 26th, 2009 and the second by July 30th.

Required Document

Passport with valid visa (hand in photocopies and show originals)
-ID Card and CPF (only for foreigners who live in Brazil)
Note that according to Brazilian laws, extension courses do not give foreigners the right to obtain a student visa.

Further recommendations

Suggestions of hotels or other accommodations, as well as suggestions for short trips or activities in and around town, can be sent, if requested.


For further information, details of fees and conditions or sending of enrollment forms, please contact the Program Coordinator, Prof. Sílvia Becher,

Tel: +55-21-35 27 14 47

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