Interpreting Masterclass

Led by guest collaborator Jaciara Topley Lira, an experienced interpreter at the UN, this workshop provides an introduction to the skills needed for professional interpreting at international level. The key skills of memory and sight translation are discussed and then practised through exercises modelled on those used for training professional interpreters. Common assumptions and pitfalls such as the question of note-taking and how best to remember as well as what to remember are discussed. Then Jaciara wraps up with an on-the-spot interpreting demonstration and a final Q&A about the nature of the work as a career choice.