PhD Study Interpreting international sign at conferences - preliminary results

PhD Study Interpreting international sign at conferences - preliminary results

Today, 3rd of October 2019, I am presenting my preliminary results of 2nd study of my PhD research: Preparation strategies of international sign (IS) interpreters at conferences compared to those of national sign language interpreters (NGT). Come and see the poster and video in IS with English subtitles here.

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Seminar 2019 update: 70 participants from 18 countries!

Seminar 2019 update: 70 participants from 18 countries!

Thrilled to have now 70 participants from 18 countries registered for the first European Seminar ‘Sign language interpreting on TV & Media’. Next to invited presenters, participants have the opportunity to share their work and expertise in multiple ways during the program: interactive presentations, discussions, clips of their work, research findings, a BarCamp and much more. Looking forward to all the sharing on 16 & 17 November in London!

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Seminar Sign language interpreting on TV and media, London, UK

Seminar Sign language interpreting on TV and media, London, UK

The first European seminar on Sign Language Interpreting on TV & Media will take place on 16 & 17 November in London, UK. The aim of the seminar is to present, share and discuss best practices of sign language interpreters working on TV and media.

Come and join colleagues and experts from around Europe!

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Global survey for sign language interpreters working with international sign

Global survey for sign language interpreters working with international sign

Are you a sign language interpreter? Do you work sometimes or regularly with international sign? Please assist in this research and fill out the survey. The aim of this survey is to get a better understanding of the profile of interpreters such as you. Please feel free to share this survey with any interpreter colleagues you know are working with international sign.

The survey is open from 1 – 30 April 2019.

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My PhD research on interpreting International Sign

My PhD research on interpreting International Sign

In February 2018 I started my doctoral dissertation (PhD project 2018-2023) on interpreting international sign at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The research is part of a larger project “Deaf communication without a shared language” conducted with Deaf and hearing researchers at the Radboud University.

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Sign language interpreters: Improve your English skills with this popular training!

Sign language interpreters: Improve your English skills with this popular training!

Is English not one of your native languages? Do you want to learn strategies and improve your skills when working with English and your national sign language?

Sign up for the popular training “Interpreting from and to English as a 3rd language". Part I of the training will take place on 23 & 24 April in Utrecht, the Netherlands. If you have completed Part I you can also enrol in Part II, taking place on 25 & 26 April also in Utrecht.

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CIT conference presentation on "Educating sign language interpreters for multilingual conferences"

CIT conference presentation on "Educating sign language interpreters for multilingual conferences"

The Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) held their conference in Salt Lake City from 31 October till 3 November 2018. It was a wonderful opportunity to give my plenary presentation on “A European panorama: Educating sign language interpreters for multilingual conferences“ and to meet educators, researchers and interpreters from across the USA and abroad.

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From Vienna to Stockholm: interpreters from across Europe participate in trainings

From Vienna to Stockholm: interpreters from across Europe participate in trainings

The 1st training on Interpreting for high level meetings and conferences was held in conjunction with the EUD seminar in Austria. Sign language interpreters from across Europe and from the USA participated sharing experiences and learning more from the field of spoken language interpreters. Thank you to all who participated!

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Training for Sign Language Interpreters: from and to English as a 3rd language - Part I

Training for Sign Language Interpreters: from and to English as a 3rd language - Part I

Ready to join this popular training? In this Part I of the training you will learn new skills and strategies to interpret from your national sign language to and from English.

The training will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, on 18 & 19 January 2019. Find here more info and registration.

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'A Deaf Journey through Time' now available in English!

'A Deaf Journey through Time' now available in English!

Henk Betten, a Deaf librarian, sums up a lifetime of reading and writing in this comprehensive volume of stories on Deafness. Drawing from world literature, including the Bible and the classics, as well as from his very personal experiences of being Deaf in a hearing world, Henk Betten has published a book on Deafness that ends up looking far into the future. See Henk's video here

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15 sign and spoken language interpreters making communication happen @ICSLA2018

15 sign and spoken language interpreters making communication happen @ICSLA2018

The organizers of the ICSLA 2018 in Istanbul made the conference fully accessible by appointing an interpreting consultant and coordinator and offering 5 official conference languages: English, Turkish, Turkish Sign Language (TID), International Sign (IS), and American Sign Language (ASL). In addition, participants also brought a team of British Sign Language (BSL) and Norwegian Sign Language interpreters. I provided the consultancy, logistical and technical advice and coordinated the 15 interpreters. Thank you @ICSLA2018

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NEW! Training for SLI: Interpreting at Multilingual High-Level Meetings & Conferences

NEW! Training for SLI: Interpreting at Multilingual High-Level Meetings & Conferences

Multilingual conferences and high-level meetings require different skills than sign language interpreters are often educated in. Come to the training in Vienna on 6 & 7 October 2018 and take the opportunity to practice strategies and discuss theories.

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You can combine your trip to Vienna and attend the European Union of the Deaf (EUD) annual seminar on Friday 5 October. The training and the EUD seminar will take place at the same venue.

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Two day training for sign language interpreters - working from and to English

Two day training for sign language interpreters - working from and to English

Join colleagues from around the world at this popular course: Training for Sign Language Interpreters:
Interpreting from and to English as a 3rd Language - Part 1*


Learn new techniques to work from English and your national sign language. The training is a mixture of theory and practice, and will increase your confidence level in working with English. Tools and tips will be provided to improve your skills.

The training will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands on 25 & 26 April 2018. The early bird registration deadline is 1 March.

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Interview in the International Journal of Interpreter Education

Interview in the International Journal of Interpreter Education

The 9th edition of the International Journal of Interpreter Education (IJIE) was just published in December 2017. The IJIE is an open access journal and is available to anyone interested. You can read and download for free a wide range of articles. For example, about the training of interpreters in Spain's asylum and refugee office and on evidence-based practice conducted in Norway with second-year interpreting students as they prepare to interpret for deafblind clients for the first time. 

For this edition Ester de Boe, PhD student at the University of Leuven, held an interview with me. Would you like to know my advice to interpreter educators and interpreting students? Read the interview here.

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AIIC Sign Language Network meets in Valencia

AIIC Sign Language Network meets in Valencia

The International Association of Sign Language Interpreters (AIIC) held their Assembly from 11-14 January in Valencia. One day prior the AIIC Sign Language Network met and invited all those interested to attend and participate in a special panel. Four sign language interpreters from France, Spain, Netherlands and Italy participated in the panel sharing and exchanging their experiences and expertise on working at conferences as sign language interpreters, often together with spoken language interpreters.

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