AIIC Arab region: Technology for Interpreters

01 Sep 18 — 02 Sep 18

09:00 — 18:00

Cairo, Egypt

AIIC regional event

Venue:

Al-Azhar Conference Centre
Nasr City
Cairo
Egypt

Organised by
Region ARAB COUNTRIES

Local information: Ms. Dahlia Kashmiry: daliaakram@fvhnef3w.gmail.com
Course information: Ms. Maha El-Metwally: maha@y2yskm.culturalbridges.co.uk

Technology for Interpreters is a 2-day course that was offered successfully in Taipei, Hong Kong, Panama, Buenos Aires and the United Kingdom. 

Day 1

Simultaneous Consecutive is a hybrid mode of interpreting which involves recording the original speech and listening to some or all of the recording while giving back the speech simultaneously. It can ease the pressure on your memory and help you achieve a more accurate and complete consecutive rendition. After a brief review of the research done on this mode, you will see how some simple apps downloaded to your mobile or tablet can help you with your consecutive assignments. You will get the chance to practise and see for yourself the advantages and disadvantages of this hybrid mode.

Day 2

Several international organisations are moving towards a paperless environment. As such, trainee and practising conference interpreters need to learn how to prepare for meetings in such an environment. We will look at examples of paperless portals and explore apps you can use to annotate documents or organise your glossary. Another reason for paperless preparation is that interpreters spend a good part of the year on the go. We will look at apps and gadgets that can contribute to making your life easier and more organized.

Trainer

Ms. Maha El-Metwally is a conference interpreter who works for a wide range of international organizations, including the European Institutions and the United Nations. She is a member of AIIC, The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) and the American Translators Association (ATA). She is also a Board member and member of the Admissions Committee of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). Maha’s most recent degree is an MA in interpreter training from the University of Geneva. She is associated with a number of universities both in the UK and abroad where she offers training and professionalization talks. She also teaches conference interpreting at the University of Surrey.

Cost:

  • AIIC members: $130
  • Non AIIC Members: $150 

Payment details:

For interpreters based inside Egypt:

You can pay the equivalent of the fees above in Egyptian pounds by bank transfer to the account of the AIIC Egypt treasurer:

Account holder: Dina Hossam Salah ElBanna

Account Number: 0070 309 00 422 83

Bank name: Banque du Caire, Heliopolis Branch

Bank Address: 56 Nazih Khalifa Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt.  

For interpreters based outside Egypt:

You can pay the fees above in US dollars by bank transfer to the account of the AIIC Egypt treasurer:

Account holder: Dina Hossam Salah ElBanna

Account Number: 0070 35100 12856

Bank name: Banque du Caire, Heliopolis Branch

Bank Address: 56 Nazih Khalifa Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt. SWIFT Code: BCAIEGCX070

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