Interpreting & CSW workshops
In house BSL Interpreter

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

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

Consecutive Interpreting

  • Date: 14th November 2020
  • Time: 10am - 5pm
  • Cost: £95
  • Venue:  Remark! London
  • Suitable for: TSLI, RSLI & RSLT
  • 6 CPD points
  • Course Code - WS67

Information

This one-day workshop will explore consecutive interpreting (CI). We will look at the potential advantages of using CI as an approach for managing effective communication, often conducive for scenarios where the we need time to unpack a complex message or when clients do not have BSL as a first signed language. CI is not without its challenges however, and we will consider how we might implement note-taking techniques and organise the incoming message into manageable chunks as strategies for handling the task. We will also examine all of this through the lens of translanguaging; a theory of language but also a description of a linguistic process. A key tenet of translanguaging is the way we move across and between languages in a communicative act, but also beyond, and what that might mean for interpreters when undertaking a consecutive approach. The morning session is theory driven with an opportunity to discuss our professional practice and share ideas and experiences while 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.

Tutor: Russell Aldersson

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

Telephone Interpreting

  • Date: 13th February 2021
  • Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Cost: £95
  • Venue:  Remark! London
  • Suitable for: CSW, TSLI & RSLI
  • 6 CPD points
  • Course Code - WS72

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