Department of English and American Studies
Translation and Interpreting Section
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

is pleased to invite you to the

Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2022

Pre-conference workshop 2: Training Interpreters: Old and New Challenges

November 10, 2022

Convenor: doc. Martin Djvočoš, Ph.D. (Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica)
Co-organizer: Ondřej Klabal, Ph.D. (Palacký University Olomouc)
Duration: 3 hours +
Number of participants is limited.

The field of interpreter training has experienced an evolution from the apprenticeship models to more research-based approaches, such as the CTA or expertise approaches applied to interpreting. In addition, the recent yeas have shifted the focus to new forms of interpreting, such as RSI, or new contexts and setting (e.g. interpreting for asylum seekers). In addition to these new challenges, the old ones remain, i.e. how to improve note-taking or how to start with simultaneous. Even though the availability of materials has improved substantially for some modes and levels, for others good materials are still hard to find. 
In this context, this workshop based on the “share and gain” philosophy aims to bring together interpreter trainers from a number of European universities to discuss how they deal with some of the “eternal” issues as well how they see the future of interpreter training in light of the new challenges. The topics to be discussed include, without limitation:

•    the balance between community and conference interpreting in the curriculum
•    teaching dialogue (bilateral) interpreting (using role-plays)
•    remote interpreting in the classroom
•    speech selections: what topics and what difficulty
•    the challenges involved in material creation
•    exercises to use in addition to “interpreting proper” exercises
•    giving effective feedback

Participants are more than welcome to bring and share any good speeches or exercises they use to make the exchange even more fruitful. Possibly, a lasting platform for exchange of materials could be created.