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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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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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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Part II Training in Valencia

Part II Training in Valencia

On January 8 & 9 2018 Part II of the Training Interpreting from and to English as a 3rd language will take place in Valencia.

If you have successfully participated and completed part I you can now register for this follow up course. The training consists of in depth practice sessions to enhance your acquired skills to work between English and national sign language. Topics will include vocabulary building, use of synonyms, idioms and expressions, pronunciation, and correct phrasing. An increased emphasis will be on team and linguistic strategies to fine-tune the interpretation.

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Training in Ethics & Team interpreting

Training in Ethics & Team interpreting

The Mason Perkins Deafness Fund (MPDF) in Siena, Italy, hosted a training in Ethics & Team Interpreting. On 4 & 5 July 2017 Lianne van Dijken & Maya de Wit trained a group of Italian Sign Language Interpreters. The training was a combination of theory and practice through different activities and games. Thank you to the participants and MPDF!

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Thank you to the Danish interpreters!

Thank you to the Danish interpreters!

Danish Sign Language interpreters were wonderful participants in my trainings in the last week of June. FTT, the Danish Association of Sign Language Interpreters, hosted my two day training 'Interpreting from and to English as a 3rd language - Part I' and CFD, hosted Part II for their interpreters as a follow up from January.

All participants shared their expertise and enhanced their skills in working idioms, synonyms, sentence connectors, strategies and much more! Thank you for your enriching experiences. 

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Training in Malta for 20 sign language interpreters across Europe & beyond

Training in Malta for 20 sign language interpreters across Europe & beyond

Thank you to all the twenty sign language interpreters for your enthusiastic participation in the training 'Interpreting into and from English as a 3rd language'! 

The training took place before the EUD seminar from 16 - 18 May in Malta with 20 participants. Want to know more? Click on the link. For the next training, sign up to the mailing list.

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AIIC is welcoming more sign language interpreters!

AIIC is welcoming more sign language interpreters!

As of 1 April 2017 AIIC welcomes the 3rd sign language interpreter as AIIC member. In addition, there are 6 more sign language interpreters who joined AIIC as a pre-candidate. The AIIC Sign Language Network (AIIC SLN) is very happy to see more sign language interpreters join AIIC! Are you a sign language interpreter working at conferences? You can join AIIC too! Read here the detailed presentation on how to join.

Why you should join AIIC? Read here

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NEW! Published: Sign Language Interpreting in Europe, 2016 edition

NEW! Published: Sign Language Interpreting in Europe, 2016 edition

Sign Language Interpreting in Europe, 2016 edition, gives an overview of the organizations, educational programs, and employment situations of sign language interpreters across 45 European countries and regions. This is the fifth updated edition, following publications in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. The publication is available at all Amazon stores worldwide

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