This year was a very special year for the annual SCIC Universities Conference, as we were celebrating its 20th edition! The title of the conference was
The 19th Annual SCIC-Universities Conference took place in Brussels on 26th and 27th March 2015 on the theme “(Re-)Making connections”. The world of Interpreting is evolving and all of us, universities and institutional employers alike, must adapt to new circumstances and user requirements by blending the use of new technologies with more traditional ways of teaching. [Read more…]
SCICtrain – a new virtual video library on conference interpreter training
On 28th March, the second day of the annual SCIC-Universities conference, and as a follow-up to the SCiCLOUD initiative announced exactly a year before by Mr Brian Fox, DG SCIC launched “SCICtrain“, a new virtual video library on conference interpreter training offered by DG SCIC interpreter/trainers.
For some years, DG SCIC had been playing with the idea of conveying important information on conference interpreter training using online video material, [Read more…]
Can you really do research on interpreting?
You are not the only interpreter colleague who has asked me that question. When I enthusiastically start explaining what has been done and what can be done, I can see that sometimes I lose you immediately, and some other time I can see a spark of interest in your eye. [Read more…]
La buena selección es una de las claves del éxito en la formación en interpretación. No resulta un ejercicio fácil: muchos alumnos presentan un potencial lingüístico sólido, un bagaje cultural extenso o la madurez aparentemente necesaria para cursar estos estudios sin problemas pero, aún así, resulta difícil saber si esos alumnos podrán aguantar la presión de una formación intensa y exigente. [Read more…]