Consecutive Interpreting Training Course

Consecutive interpretationUkraine-Europe Linguistic Centre offers a crash course in professional interpreting comprising two-months training in two-way consecutive interpreting.

The course is intended to raise professional awareness of students in the issues of basic interpretation and translation approaches, interpreters` devices and tools, interpreters` ethics, communication aspects of interpreting, interpretation audiences, training and preparation methods, professional interpreters` basic vocabulary, interpretation psychology and stress factors.

Course duration – 24 classes (48 classroom hours). Classes are held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 ONLINE. Full course completion is formally certified.  

Among other subjects, the course covers:

Consecutive interpretation
Consecutive interpretation
Consecutive interpretation
  • general translation theory basics (transformations, equivalence, main approaches, intermediate translation models, etc.);
  • specific features and difficulties of oral translation (interpretation) with special emphasis on modern communication peculiarities (high speech tempo, newly coined metaphors, general `democratization` of the language, professional slang);
  • linguistic   aspects   of  interpreting   (transformational  and  denotatum-based  approaches, background information role, domination of regular equivalents, limited context);
  • psychophysiology of interpreting (categorization of stress factors, methods of relaxation, `role model` of an interpreter);
  • phonetics in interpreting (interdependence of pronunciation and perception, pauses and intonation, typical deviations from RP);
  • professional interpreting techniques and devices, including text compression, rephrasing, generalization, omissions, `ready-made` speech clichés;
  • professional interpreting `success story`, including description of linguistic and extra-linguistic factors which determine the success of interpretation;
  • interpretation difficulties and barriers, including high speech tempo,  speakers` incorrect pronunciation, `precision words` (numerals, geographical and proper names), semantically incomplete utterances;
  • interpreters` typical mistakes, including omissions, semantic and stylistic incoherence, delays, attempts to catch up with the speaker, etc.;
  • specifics of English-Ukrainian / Russian language pair, including:
  • predominantly verbal way of expression in English vs. predominantly nominative in Ukrainian / Russian;
  • differences in rhetoric;
  • role of context;
  • methods of compensation;
  • specific features of professional interpreting varieties, including interpreting at technical, scientific, and political conferences and seminars, focus group discussions, round table talks, presentations, press-conferences, etc.

Theoretical lecturing is minimal – the key of the course is training based on special system of activities as well as interpreting practice, based on video/audio recordings of speeches and presentations.


Course price (group format): 12,500 UAH.


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