Training of Trainers 2016

Training of Trainers workshop on Virtual classes - Feedback and Assessment

Prague, February 4-5, 2016

The EMCI’s work program for the academic year 2015-16 included the organization of a workshop for less experienced trainers of interpreters on the subject of feedback and assessment during virtual classes. The workshop was organised by Charles University Prague, and it was co-moderated by Ms. Ildiko Horvath (ELTE), Ms Katerina Dara Lepoura (DG INTE), Ms. Ivana Čeňková (Charles University) and Mr. Fernando Leitao (DG SCIC). Representative from sixteen Universities attended the workshop.

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

 

Thursday 4 February, 2016

09h30-10h00

Opening session.

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

10h00-11h00

Plenary session. Discussion of quetionnaire results.  What is in fact a VC?

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

Plenary discussion and Group work (3 groups): can/should a VC replace face-to-face interpreting classes?
VC and assessment? How? Who? When?

12h15-13h15

Plenary session: presentation of the groups' conclusions and discussion. Preparation for the simulated VC: 2 groups, preparation of role plays, moderator of each group, students, assessors, observeur, rapporteur.

Lunch Break  
14h45-16h00

Group work: 2 groups - first role plays: simulation of a VC with consecutive interpretation of 2 students (FR-EN), assessors, observers, students. Different scenarios. Discussion.

16h00-16h30 Coffee Break
16h30-18h00

Group work: 2 groups - second role plays: simulation of a VC with consecutive interpretation of 2 students (FR-EN), assessors, observers, students. Different scenarios. Discussion. Preparation of group reports.

   

 

Friday 5 February,

2016

09h00-10h30

Plenary session: Plenary debriefiing of the first day: rapporeurs and moderators, "students", observers.
General discussion and first recommendations for VCs

10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-12h45 Recommendations for giving feedback and assessment during the VCs. And what about the student persective?
12h45-13h00

Plenary debriefing and conclusions

13h00 Lunch
   

 

Resources

Topics for discussion
What is a VC?
Questionnaire replies overview
DG SCIC guidelines for VC assessment
DG SCIC training menu
Questions for group work
Students' perspective
Anna Collins: New technologies in interpreting
Discussion of role plays group 1 BVC
Discussion note on assessor
Discussion on plenary report group 1
Discussion on VC related issues group 2
Report group 2 part 1 BVC
Report group 3