i01-Interpreting Issues for the 21st Century
This 3-hour workshop will explore the different career paths for individuals in the language industry, specially in the language interpreting environment. Career paths include the traditional of face-to-face consecutive, simultaneous or whispering modes, as well as the new modalities of phone and remote video interpreting. Discussions will also describe the dual role many interpreters have in the translation and localization industry and the new areas that merge text and speech, such as those in live chatrooms, live captioning, sight translation, quick email turnover, multilingual subtitling, bilingual voice-over, and many others born of the digital revolution.
This workshop will study the core processes used by interpreters, as well as the interaction with language service providers, government agencies, private professional organizations, and training and accreditation bodies. Since most professionals in the language industry are freelancers, this workshop will also study some of the essential aspects of running your own business.
Language Service Providers and/or their freelancers
Bilingual personnel working or aspiring to work in culturally diverse environments
Cross-cultural communicators, interculturalists, as well as administrators and personnel who deal with or want to learn about Cultural Diversity in the workforce
(Note for Working and Professional interpreters: you may also benefit from this workshop as a refresher; although certain topics will be basic for you, others will deal specifically with the challenges faced in the 21st century)
Interpreting Bundle 1 of 4
This workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to think about their future in the language industry, from the perspective of the digital revolution in the 21st Century and the communication needs created by the interconnectedness of the Global Village we live in. Attendees will have an opportunity to review many options for professional development and gain awareness of the need to update their skills and knowledge. At the end, a simple template will be provided that will serve to guide development efforts.
Fully Bilingual, with one of the languages being English.
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For Mac®-based Users:
• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better
To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):
• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.
• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.
Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
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• access to webinar session.
• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
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