Interpreting & CSW workshops
In house BSL Interpreter

Introduction to International Signing

  • Date:  14th & 15th December 2019
  • Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Cost: £190
  • Venue:  Remark!, London
  • Suitable for: CSW, TSLI & RSLI
  • 12 CPD points
  • Course Code - WS57

Information

This workshop aims to expand participants’ use of their visual language strategies and be able to grasp a working knowledge of International Sign (IS). The workshop will look at the fundamental concepts and strategies of using IS and challenge participants in tasks that reflect real-life situations. Starting with the basics of using it as a contact language, participants will move on to learn translation and interpreting strategies with people from other cultural and language backgrounds.

Tutor: Gavin Lilley

Interpreting in Funeral Settings

  • Date: 7th March 2020
  • Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Cost: £95
  • Venue:  Remark! London
  • Suitable for: RSLI & RSLT
  • 6 CPD points
  • Course Code - WS65

Information

 

The training will be given by two award-winning experts in the field, a Civil Celebrant and a Priest, working together to deliver training that encompasses a range of funeral ceremonies. It will include developing skills and strategies for handling the language of a funeral and you will discuss funeral coping strategies as a professional and as an individual.

Tutors: Gill Behenna & David Miles

Interpreting in Mental Health Settings

  • Date: 15th & 16th May 2020

  • Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

  • Cost: £190

  • Venue: Remark!, London

  • Suitable for: RSLI and RSLT

  • 12 CPD Points

  • Course Code - WS63

Information

Our tutors will be presenting a two-day Mental Health and Deafness workshop for Interpreters working in or wanting to know more about working in the field of Mental Health.

The workshop provides an overview of mental health problems/illness, the various mental health services and the Deaf experience.

It will also cover a variety of interpreting issues such as how to interpret assessments, idiosyncratic language, “voices” and medication as well as the Mental Health Act and working with families.

Tutors: Herbert Klein & Esther Rose Bevan

Conference Interpreting

  • Date: 12th & 13th September 2020
  • Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Cost: £190
  • Venue: Remark! London
  • Suitable for: CSW, TSLI, RSLI
  • CPD points: 12
  • Course Code: WS71  

Conference Interpreting

Ever aspired to interpret on a conference stage before a large audience? What are the demands that are likely to arise from conference interpreting assignments? How would one liaise with the conference organisers and co-workers - both familiar and new allies? How would one work with a Deaf interpreter or even support one? Ramon Woolfe is an accredited International Sign interpreter with the WASLI (World Association of Sign Language Interpreters) and the WFD (World Federation of the Deaf). He has a range of experience in interpreting for different situations from Deaf organisations, including the Deaflympics, to European Parliament, and will share ideas with workshop participants. You will be invited to engage in activities that will unravel new skills and give you more confidence for large conference interpreting assignments

Tutor: Ramon Woolfe

Consecutive Interpreting

  • Date: 8th February 2020

  • Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

  • Cost: £95

  • Venue: Remark!, London

  • Suitable for: TSLI, RSLI and RSLT

  • 6 CPD Points

  • Course Code - WS67

Information

This one-day workshop will explore the potential advantages and challenges of consecutive interpreting. The morning session allows for some time to think about short term memory and strategies for managing effective communication using this approach and a chance to share ideas and experiences relating to our professional practice. The afternoon is a very practical opportunity to try out new ways of working using role-plays. Suitable for TSLI and RSLI and deaf translators.

Tutors: Russell Aldersson

Interpreting in Maternity Settings

  • Date: 21st March 2020

  • Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

  • Cost: £95

  • Venue: Remark!, London

  • Suitable for: TSLI & RSLI

  • 6 CPD Points

  • Course Code - WS66

Information

This workshop will provide an opportunity to gain awareness and increase knowledge of interpreting in maternity settings. Topics covered include the role of the maternity interpreter, guidelines for good practice, emotional resilience and coping strategies. Participants will also consider the Deaf patient’s perspective and the ante-natal to post-natal processes including associated terminology.

Tutors: Shirlyn Beetham and a practising midwife

Practicing Techniques: BSL into English

  • Date: 27th June 2020
  • Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Cost: £95
  • Venue: Remark! London
  • Suitable for: RSLI, TSLI
  • 6 CPD points
  • Course Code - WS64

Information

One of the more challenging parts of the job for BSL/English interpreters and for trainees.  This workshop sets you a series of focussed practice tasks which take you out of your comfort zone whilst in the comfortable surroundings of Remark!  You’ll work in small groups to rehearse and eventually produce quality interpretations from BSL into English. 

With plenty of theory and Group discussion to support your learning, this is an active and participatory day. 

Tutor: David Wolfenden

English Grammar and Language Awareness

  • Date: 3rd October 2020

  • Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

  • Cost: £95

  • Venue: Remark!, London

  • Suitable for: CSW, TSLI, RSLI and RSLT

  • 6 CPD Points

  • Course Code - WS68 

Information

This workshop is an opportunity to explore the English language. Participants will explore the different word classes in English (nouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, adjectives, conjunctions) and the English tenses (from the simple past, to the present continuous to the future perfect). We will also have an opportunity to compare and contrast word classes and tenses in English and how these might be expressed in BSL.

Tutor: Russell Aldersson

Telephone Interpreting

  • Date:  15th February 2020
  • Time: 09.30am - 4.30pm
  • Cost: £95
  • Venue:  Remark! London
  • Suitable for: CSW, TSLI & RSLI
  • 6 CPD points
  • Course Code - WS64

Information

An informal practical workshop providing opportunities to practice telephone interpreting in a safe environment.
Following feedback from previous courses a pre-course information pack will be sent to participants so they can prepare for the session. This allows more time to actually try telephone interpreting for yourself on the day in live simulated situations. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion throughout the day.

Tutor: Vicki Carrabin

Interpreting Islamic Settings

  • Date:  4th April 2020
  • Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Cost: £95
  • Venue:  Remark!, London
  • Suitable for: TSLI & RSLI
  • 6 CPD points
  • Course Code - WS59

Information

The aim of the session is to give an overview of working with Deaf Muslims for non-Muslim interpreters. 

As such it is an introductory look at the challenges of interpreting in settings such as Muslim education, mosques or large events and designed to give interpreters new to this field confidence and the necessary skills to engage with it. 

Tutor: Jason Bell

Developing International Signing

  • Date: 25th & 26th July 2020
  • Time : 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Cost: £190
  • Venue: Remark! London
  • Suitable for: RSLI, TSLI and Deaf Interpreters
  • CPD points: 12
  • Course Code:  WS70

Information

We are delighted to introduce this workshop which is ideally suited for these that have participated in the original ‘Introduction to International Signing’ workshop, or for these who have some experience in working in international settings but want to develop their skills further.
This workshop will increase even further the participant’s use of visual language strategies and will introduce a better understanding of International Sign (IS) to convey dialogue using visual and globally recognised signs and gestures that can work across a broad spectrum of world cultures.​

Tutor: Gavin Lilley