This hands-on course walks you through the fundamental consecutive interpreting note-taking technique, providing you with a step-by-step progressive process to acquire this critical skill.
Note-taking Fundamentals for Interpreters: A Path to Success in Any Setting
Note-taking is the final component to a complete consecutive interpreting skill set. There are many misconceptions about when, where and how note-taking is needed. The truth is that learning the technique will greatly enhance the interpreter’s performance with consecutive interpreting regardless of the setting or interpreting specialization. Having a solid note-taking technique is an extension of your core abilities as an interpreter to listen, understand, analyze and convert meaning between languages. It is not about whether you are doing “short” or “long” consecutive or are working as a conference or a medical interpreter. The more you can allow the speakers time to complete their thoughts without interrupting them to interpret, the more smoothly and accurately your interpretation will be.
Consecutive note-taking is a technique that can be learned and practiced. It is not magical or mysterious. Every interpreter develops a unique relationship with the technique, but the steps are the same for everyone.
Whether you already have taken some note-taking classes, are new to the skill and work in community, legal or other interpreting settings, this course will help.
The course includes:
Feedback from participants of our onsite version of this course:
Makes you understand the importance of note taking.
Students get to know and start practicing skills that usually take much longer to develop.
I am going to apply it to my work and will also practice and create my own symbols.
Instructor: Katharine Allen, MA, Co-President of InterpretAmerica
Class Schedule: May 1, 2021 (Saturday)
Timetable: 12:00-5:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m.-2:00p.m. PT) with a break from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT)
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
*Recommended but not required
This course is limited to 20 participants. Once the course has reached capacity, those interested will be added to a waitlist in the order in which their inquiry is received.
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Disruptive Behavior Policy
In order to uphold the collaborative nature of our online training programs, Cross-Cultural Communications reserves the right to remove any participant for abusive or aggressive behavior, spoken or written, towards CCC staff, trainers or other participants. We recognize that the past year has been difficult for everyone. However, our participants, trainers and staff have the right to a safe and respectful learning and working environment. We thank you for your understanding.