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
Presentation of participants and trainers. Presentation of aims, expectations, schedule.
Plenary session . Discussion of quetionnaire results.
Plenary discussion: in final exams, what do we want to test?
Group work: 3 groups - Jury, Speeches, Assessment
Plenary session: presentationof the groups' conclusions and discussion.
Plenary discussion: how to take a final decision? Do we give feedback to candidates?
Group work: 2 groups - preparation of the role plays
Role-plays in 2 groups: simulation of final exams in conference interpreting.
Plenary debriefing on first day
Friday 13 February, 2015
Plenary session: Stress Management in Exam Situation
|11h00-12h45||Accreditation inter-institutional tests: explanation and discussion|
Plenary debriefing and conclusions
- 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