Training of Trainers workshop on Final Exams in Conference Interpreting, Accreditation Inter-institutional Tests and Stress Management

Training of Trainers workshop on Final Exams in Conference Interpreting, Accreditation Inter-institutional Tests and Stress Management

Prague, February 12-13, 2015

The EMCI’s work program for the academic year 2014-15 included the organization of workshops for less experienced trainers of interpreters on the subject of final exams in conference interpreting, accreditation inter-institutional tests and stress management. The workshops were organised by Charles University Prague, and were co-moderated by Ms. Ildiko Horvath (ELTE), Ms Alison Graves (DG INTE) and Mr. Roderick Jones (DG SCIC).

Given the interactive nature of the workshops, it was impossible to video-record the event. The powerpoints that guided the workshops are made available for future reference (courtesy of the moderators, whom we thank wholeheartedly).

In preparation for the workshop, participants were asked to fill in and return a questionnaire on final examinations.

Thursday 12 February, 2015

09h30-10h00

Opening session.

Presentation of participants and trainers. Presentation of aims, expectations, schedule.

10h00-11h00

Plenary session . Discussion of quetionnaire results.

11h00-11h30 Coffe Break
11h30-12h15

Plenary discussion: in final exams, what do we want to test?

Group work: 3 groups - Jury, Speeches, Assessment

12h15-13h00

Plenary session: presentationof the groups' conclusions and discussion.

Lunch Break  
14h30-15h30

Plenary discussion: how to take a final decision? Do we give feedback to candidates?

Group work: 2 groups - preparation of the role plays

 

15h30-1600 Coffee Break
16h00-17h30

Role-plays in 2 groups: simulation of final exams in conference interpreting.
1 consecutive and 1 simultaneous speech with interpretation FR-EN

17h30-18h30

Plenary debriefing on first day

 

Friday 13 February,

2015

09h15-10h30

Plenary session: Stress Management in Exam Situation

10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-12h45 Accreditation inter-institutional tests: explanation and discussion
12h45-13h00

Plenary debriefing and conclusions

   
   

 

Resources

Questionnaire
Questionnaire results
Proposed Topics
Workshop 1 on final exams: Items for discussion
Core principles for SCIC final_exams (Clare Donovan)
Results of group discussion: Group 2 final exams speeches
Stress management presentation (Ildikó Horváth)
Stress Management at final exams (Adriana Neagu)
Results of group discussion: Yellow Group, Turquoise Group, Purple Group
Inter-institutional tests: marking criteria accreditation tests EU