Consecutive Interpretation Bootcamp
Many interpreters are unable to pass the consecutive portion of the oral exam because they cannot render the long chunks of speech that appear on the test.
- They don’t have a note-taking system that allows them to keep up with the speaker
- Their improvised notes distract them from listening
- What they jot down doesn’t help them recall the original speech
The good news is that you can learn a simple system to automatically take notes more clearly and efficiently.
Interpretrain’s 6-hour live online course will help you:
- Master note-taking symbols and techniques to streamline your notes
- Improve your listening skills
- Boost your memory retention
- Increase your accuracy in the consecutive mode
The class is taught through Zoom, a video-conference platform that allows you to interact with the instructor and classmates in real time.
Sign up today to drastically improve your chances of passing the interpreter oral exam!!!
I practiced and learned Virginia’s note-taking system as I was getting ready to take the FCICE. I spent about 4 months on it on a daily basis and I can honestly say it made a huge difference, not only for the FCICE itself but throughout time as I was able to economize time, focus on some concepts/notes, etc for consecutive interpretation. Highly recommend it to all.
Gonzalo, New Jersey
I am a nationally-certified medical interpreter and teach interpretation in a university program. I wish I had investigated these Interpretrain materials much sooner, because this is an excellent method for teaching note-taking for consecutive interpretation.
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Virginia Valencia is a professional psychologist (2001) and a federally certified court interpreter (2008) with over 15 years’ professional experience in the fields of legal, medical, and conference interpretation. She holds a Combined Certificate in Translation and Interpretation Studies (Hunter College, 2004) and is certified/approved by Superior Courts of NJ (2005), NY (2006), and CA (2012).
In 2007, Virginia founded her educational company, Interpretrain (www.interpretrain.com), which offers game-driven workshops and user-friendly multi-media study tools for interpreters to further improve their professional skills.
This live and interactive program will include:
A PDF version of Interpretrain's Note-Taking Manual
4 online sessions, each one lasting 1.5 hours
Video recordings of all 4 sessions
76 Audio Training Exercises
One personal evaluation of your notes by the instructor
Prizes for the 2 most active students: free access to select training programs and tools
When: Thursdays, 5:30-7pm (Pacific Standard Time) from April 2nd to April 23rd.
Fee: $229 (24 Student Limit)
Use coupon code 9541 for 10% off
The workshop is taught completely in English.
The practical elements are drilled through exercises, dictations, and competitive games.
See the Techniques in Action: