Sim-Consec™ (Simultaneous-Consecutive) is an exciting combination of two interpreting modes plus portable technology. It is quickly becoming the technique of choice for many settings, such as conference, quasi-legal and community interpreting. This workshop will show you how you can implement this new mode in your day-to-day work and explore some of the technologies which can be used to enhance your practice.
This workshop will include some theory at the beginning. Afterwards, participants will have a chance try their hand at using the digital pen technology in small groups, doing a simultaneous interpretation immediately after recording the original while still having their consecutive notes as a backup.
Please bring a set of earbuds to class. Some digital pens will be made available for the class demo.
Esther M. Navarro-Hall is the owner of 1Culture (www.1culture.net) an interpreting, training and consulting company. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), where she teaches Conference Interpreting (EN>ES, FR>ES), Court Interpreting (EN<>ES) and Community Interpreting (EN<>ES). She holds an M.A. in Conference Interpretation from MIIS and has worked as a freelancer in the Conference, Court, Medical and Community specialties for the past 31 years.
Ms. Navarro-Hall provides training for interpreters and interpreter trainers in the U.S. and abroad. She is a pioneer in online training, practical technologies and social media for interpreters. She is also the creator of the Sim-Consec™ method (an innovative combination of two interpreting skills plus various digital technologies), and has taught it to hundreds of interpreters around the world. She is a Federally-certified Court Interpreter and a State-certified Court and Medical Interpreter (CA). In addition, she has interpreted for the U.S. State Department and is an ATA-certified EN>ES Translator.
Ms. Navarro-Hall is currently the Chair of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (NAJIT) and a Director of Critical Link International (CLI).