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Workshop: Strategies in Simultaneous Interpretation
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Workshop: Strategies in Simultaneous Interpretation

When: June 3, 2017
Where: Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
Room 5215
San Francisco CA 94105
United States

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Maximum number of participants: 30

Registration closes 6/1/2017 or sooner if maximum numbers are reached. 

Early-bird discount ends: 5/18/2017

Workshop fees:

Member early-bird rate: $80 through 5/18/2017

Non-members early-bird rate: $110 through 5/18/2017

After 5/18/2017

Member: $110

Non-members: $140

Please note: Places are not confirmed until payment is received. We recommend remitting payment via PayPal when you register.



Strategies in SI are a number of learned and well-established ways to solve difficulties arising in SI. The main difference between expert interpreters and students/beginners is that experts have developed schemata to handle a variety of situations in SI.  Such schemata have to be taught and internalized until they become almost automatic. The lecture introduces main strategies and their use for beginners. More experienced interpreters also need to take a periodic inventory of their strategies to achieve better automation, so the lecture is not limited to beginner interpreters.

It covers -among others- the following topics: types of difficulties in SI, the role of strategies and their goals, generic strategies and more specific techniques (e.g. saucissonnage vs segmentation vs literal translation), difference in use of strategies in various types of SI (e.g. court vs conference setting), types of probability prediction in SI, strategies and information management, the role of strategies in the overall process of communication.

The lecture is followed by an exercise in selecting appropriate strategies depending in given initial conditions.

The lecture is in English and is not language specific.


Cyril  Flerov  is  a  professionally  trained  San  Francisco, USA-based  Russian  conference  interpreter  (Russian  A, English  B)  educated  both  in  Russia  and  in  the  United  States.  He has over 20  years  of  experience  in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and worked freelance at events organized by major US, Russian, UK and international clients. A member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and of The American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS), he has experience teaching simultaneous and consecutive  interpretation  both  in  Russia  and  in  the  United  States,  including  MIIS - Middlebury  Institute  of International  Studies  (formerly  the  Monterey  Institute  of  International  Studies)  in  Monterey,  California.  His speaking  engagements  about  interpretation  include  NASA,  California  Federation  of  Interpreters,  MIIS, CHICATA (Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association), Chicago, IL, STIBC (Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia), Vancouver, BC, Canada, and others.  He  authored  a  variety  publications  for  AIIC,  The Linguist Magazine (UK), Yelabuga  Institute  of  Kazan  Federal  University  (in Russian), and for various online groups, including his group “Teaching Simultaneous Interpretation” on LinkedIn.    

ATA Continuing Education Credit: ATA-certified members will earn 3 Continuing Education points.

CIMCE credits: L4211, 3hours.

Early payment is advised in order to secure participation and help reach the workshop minimum participation. Unfortunately, workshops may occasionally have to be canceled or rescheduled if the confirmed participation in advance is very low. NCTA will not be responsible for any consequential losses to participants arising from this.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are issued only if notice of cancellation is received one week prior to the applicable workshop date. A cancellation fee of $10 is charged for all cancellations.

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