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Interpreter Training Resources Website
ITR - Interpreter Training Resources
Andrew Gillies (AIC EN booth) talks to SCICNEWS about his website, designed for students and trainers of conference interpreting.
SCICNEWS: What prompted its
When I put 2 and 2 together, and with the advent of software that writes HTML for you, the only solution was to create the site myself and invite contributions from teaching colleagues.
SN:How is it
SN: How is the validity of contributions
I try to stick to material that I think is directly useful, in practical terms, to students. So you will see that there are very few, if any, scientific papers on interpreting on the site. I read them, but I don't think that Daniel Gile or Franz Pochhaecher's very interesting academic work is going to help students. Sometimes that means I read material and write a more easily digestible version for students – i.e. Thierry on consec., Andres on notes, etc.
SN: Is it connected to any
SN: Would you want it to be connected to any/more
SN: Would you want to keep the focus European or
would you be interested in widening the scope also to e.g. Asian
The site is very Anglo-centric, but that is the unfortunate upshot of the fact that a large part of the material is mine and/or contributed by English booth colleagues. It is also the result of my 'editorial' policy on texts being useful. English texts are less scientific, more pragmatic, and more useful to students. You just can't get published in French or German if it isn't totally impenetrable! None of this though means that things can't change in the future.
I am always looking for contributions from colleagues, whichever side of the planet they live and work on. Ideas that they use successfully in the classroom, ideas they have never written down, extracts from books they think are useful to students (their own books or those they’ve read). It just needs to be in a format that students can read and use from the web-page.
Source: Andrew Gillies (AIC EN); SCICNEWS