This 3-hour, Spanish-language advanced skills building clinic seeks to help the professional interpreter improve his/her Consecutive Interpreting Skills through hands-on, guided consecutive interpreting practice in: Notetaking, Memory, Visualization, Proper Register (formal and informal), Intonation and Expression. These elements will be combined to achieve consecutive ACCURACY. Participants will polish these skills through intense practice with CI materials created from authentic legal proceedings in both the Civil and Criminal arenas.

Consecutive Interpreting is challenging. All too often the interpreter, due to poor or non-existent notetaking, memory or visualization skills, begins interpreting before the speaker has completed his/her utterance. The interpreter’s rendition therefore does not mirror the speaker’s message and intent and thus lacks ACCURACY. This workshop aims to reinforce CORRECT consecutive interpreting technique through intense classroom practice.

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