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13 Jul 19

08:00 — 20:00

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Note-Taking for Consecutive Interpreting Permalink

Full-day Refresher Course with AIIC interpreter and trainer David Violet 

Consecutive Interpreting with notes is an essential skill for all interpreters. Moreover, you can shine and dazzle your clients with long, accurate pieces. You will likely be in a prominent position near the speaker. Good consecutive is also required for the certification exams of most international institutions. It is also a major pedagogical tool for most interpreting schools since the process can be examined over various phases and the sound of the original word choice is no longer present when it comes to the expression phase.

What is important to explore?

This course will provide a review of the interpreting process and work step-by-step through the building blocks of consecutive with notes. It will emphasize good understanding and analysis while taking notes. It will teach the note-taking system used in top interpreting schools. The system supports clear, accurate and complete interpreting including numbers, facts, names, emotions, register, and style of pieces ten-minutes or longer. This is an introductory or refresher course. Many months of practice will be necessary for the beginner to reach a professional level.

We will address concepts such as:

  • Notes as landmarks and memory as the guide on the message path
  • Page organization that conveys meaning by using columns, diagonal writing, recall lines, etc.
  • Note-taking in a way that supports understanding, feeling and analysis of the message
  • Symbols: those used by many professionals but most of all how to build your own organic symbols
  • Minimal notes that, unlike dense text, tell a story immediately
  • What you must note and what you can skip
  • The eye-memory-voice cycle in coordination with hands and notepad.


27 Jul 19 — 28 Jul 19

09:30 — 17:30

Miami Beach, FL, USA



Florida International University Maidique Modesto Campus
11200 SW 8th Street
FL 33199

Maha El-Metwally

Darinka Mangino

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Paperless Preparation & Long Consec Permalink

Course description:

Day 1: Paperless Preparation

There is a general understanding among practitioners that
preparation is related to higher quality and job satisfaction.
Preparing for some assignments could be described as a paradox.
Interpreters might be given all the material needed for thorough
preparation, though they might receive it very close to the time of
the conference. In other cases, interpreters are given sufficient
time to prepare but receive very few details on their assignment.
This training will provide interpreters with a preparation method
and IT tools that allow them to most effectively use their time and
the material available when preparing for an assignment.

Day 2: Long Consec Techniques & Technology

Long consecutive is a mode that comes handy in many settings. It
has a major advantage and that is it prevents interruptions of
speakers. With the right preparation and techniques, accuracy and
precision can be observed even when the interpreter is required to
translate long accounts. Interpreters will be introduced to the long
consecutive mode, techniques and exercises to hone their short-
long consecutive skills. In addition, technology relevant to
consecutive will be shared to augment skills and present an
alternative to traditional methods.


Ms Maha El-Metwally is a conference interpreter for the languages:
Arabic (A), English (B), French and Dutch (C). She works for a wide
range of international organizations, including the European
Institutions and the United Nations. She is a member AIIC, The
Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) and the American Translators
Association (ATA) where she serves on the Leadership Council of the
Interpreting Division. She is also a Board member and member of the
Admissions Committee of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting

Maha has an MA in interpreter training from the University of
Geneva. She is associated with a number of universities both in the UK
and abroad where she gives professionalization talks. She is passionate
about technology in the field of interpreting and offers courses on the

Ms Darinka Mangino is a conference and court interpreter for Spanish
(A) and English (B). She holds a Masters in Advanced Studies for
Interpreting Trainers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland; a
PGC in Forensic Linguistics from Aston University, United Kingdom and
a university degree in conference interpreting from Instituto Superior
de Interpretes y Traductores, Mexico City. She is a member of the
International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and the
Mexican College of Conference Interpreters (CMIC).
Darinka is an Adjunct Professor at the Master in Interpreting &
Translation program given by Universidad Anahuac. She is also
the founder of Léxica Aula Virtual para Interpretes.

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