ABC - AIIC Brazil Courses Intensive Portuguese C Practice

13 Jan 20 — 17 Jan 20

09:00 — 17:00

Curitiba, Brazil

AIIC Courses


Quality Hotel Curitiba

Alameda Dom Pedro II
740 – Batel

Target audience

Interpreters with Portuguese C or planning to add Portuguese to their language combination. English, Spanish and French As and Bs are welcome. Other languages may be accommodated upon request, ideally with at least two students with the same combination in the group.

Course highlights

  • Option to extend your stay thus maximizing your exposure to Portuguese while acting as an observer during the corresponding Portuguese A course;
  • Live speakers presenting on a variety of topics for simultaneous and consecutive practice;
  • In addition to instructors, native PT A interpreters help feedback to all participants;      
  • Remote feedback by guest interpreter trainers from renown interpreting programs in Brazil;
  • Additional Portuguese as a foreign language classes may be an option upon consultation;
  • Cultural activities;
  • Tourism opportunities;
  • Homestay options.

For detailed information on the program, be sure to visit our FAQ page

Trainers and course organizers:

Raquel Schaitza (PT A; EN B) has been a freelancer in the private market for over 25 years and is the current AIIC Advisory Board member for Brazil. Raquel completed the Master of Advanced Studies in Interpreter Training at the University of Geneva and offers a regular short-term interpreter training program in Curitiba. She was also a simultaneous interpreting trainer at Estácio de Sá University in São Paulo, Brazil, and a Teaching Fellow in Interpreting at the University of Leeds. She is also a co-instructor at the "Feedback-giving: honing your skills" Training of Trainers.

Richard Laver (PT and EN A; ES C) has been a member of AIIC since 2002. He is currently a member of Vega and AIIC's Budget Committee and a volunteer course organizer at AIIC Training Brazil and ABC (AIIC Brazil Courses).  Richard is a freelance interpreter based in Rio with over 20 years of experience. Richard is also a guest trainer at the regular interpreter training program offered in Curitiba.

Together, Raquel Schaitza and Richard Laver have been offering intensive interpreting practice opportunities for both PT A and PT C interpreters based in Brazil or abroad since 2014.

The preferred number of participants is between 12 (minimum) and 16 (maximum).


Early bird until 31 October 2019:

AIIC members: EUR 690

Non-members: EUR 790

From 01 September 2019 to 01 November 2019:

AIIC members: EUR 850

Non-members: EUR 950

Add EUR 90 for the optional Portuguese A observation option.

Course confirmation

This course will be confirmed six weeks in advance at the latest, i.e. by 02 December 2019.

For further details or if you have any questions contact the course administrators:

Raquel Schaitza

Richard Laver

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