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Pedagogical approaches to interpreter training

IATIS Online Event, 30 January 2013

Hosted by the University of Salford, Centre for Translation and Interpreting

This online event is aimed at stimulating discussion on future developments in interpreter training and critically appraising current practices.

Given the wide range of potential topic areas under the heading of pedagogical approaches, the training event will limit discussions to two main areas

1)  The position of language in the training programme

Potential discussion points could include (but are not limited to):

-          issues of training into the main language;

-          the role of English in training programmes;

-          the nature and value of bidirectional training.

-          How language generic can/should a training programme be

2)   Learner styles in interpreter training programmes

Potential discussion points:

-          blended learning approaches;

-          peer / self-assessment;

-          group / pair / individual training;

-          prescriptive/constructivist approaches

-          use of technologies (e.g. videoconferencing in interpreting)

-          the trainee interpreter training trajectory.

The event leaders (Dr Julie Boeri, Pompeu Fabra, Dr Svetlana Carsten, University of Leeds, and Dr Rebecca Tipton, University of Manchester) will present position papers covering a number of the issues suggested above and then invite discussion from participants afterwards.

The event will run online via Blackboard Collaborate.

Delegates will be sent a link to join the vent at the time.

Minimal technical requirements are needed. Speakers or headphones and microphone (or a headset).

Delegates will be able to interact with the speaker via the text chat or voice, in case they have a microphone.

Delegates can view a demo of the technology here

They can check they have the appropriate settings and software by using this link


Registration is free for IATIS members and, on this occasion, non-IATIS member, but you need to register by 15 January 2013 by clicking on the following link:


10.30   Welcome and introduction

10.45 – 11.30 Position papers

11.30 – 12.30 Discussion

Closure of session

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