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CPD Training for Interpreters and other Language Service Professionals

Upcoming Training

International Sign Workshop

Course dates: 2nd and 3rd September 2017

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm (arrival from 9.30am)

Fee: £180 * Payment by instalments can be arranged, if required.

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

Delivered in BSL by Gavin Lilley

This workshop will look at the fundamental concepts and strategies of using IS and will challenge participants in tasks that reflect real life situation. Starting with the basics of using it as a contact language, participants will move on to learn translation and interpreting strategies with people from differing cultures and language backgrounds.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of the international history of Sign Languages and how past events have impacted Sign Language structures and grammar across nations.

Light refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

American Sign Language

Presented by Daniel Langholtz

Course dates: 14th, 28th October and 11th, 18th November 2017

Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm (arrival from 9.00am)

Fee: £220 * Payment by instalments can be arranged, if required.

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This 16 hour course, consisting 4 workshops, will cover a wide range of ASL conversation/vocabulary: family/friends, home/work/community activities, emotions, numbers, time frames, weather, food and fingerspelling along with significant USA Deaf Milestones.

This course is open to RSLIs, TSLIs and Deaf people

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

Trans Awareness: The Basics and BSL

Date: 3rd February 2018

Time: 2.00pm – 5.15pm

Fee: £48

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

Trans Awareness: The Basics

A presentation that will introduce key information about trans-related matters including: Sex and gender diversity, appropriate language and terminology and the law as regards Trans people. Presented by Gendered Intelligence.

Trans Awareness: BSL

Session led by Karl Llorca, a BSL/English Interpreter, who with his years of experience in the domain, will discuss and present the appropriate BSL that can be used in relation to trans-related language and terminology.

The course is open to TSLIs, RSLIs and Deaf Interpreters

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk


Past Training Courses

Beyond a joke? From serious talk to play talk – strategies for interpreting humour

Presented by:  Wendy Ledeux and Jules Dickinson

Date: Saturday, 4th March 2017

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm (arrival from 9.30am)

Venue: Action for Deafness building, 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

Humour is a thread which runs through almost all human interaction – from visiting your GP, to a formal business consultation, and almost every situation in between – yet its importance is frequently underestimated. For interpreters, the words ‘I want to tell you a funny story’, or ‘this will make you laugh’ can make the heart sink and sweat begin to form on the brow. Despite being extensively researched in terms of spoken language interaction, there is very little research on how interpreters manage humorous exchanges. Consequently there is very little training which focuses specifically on interpreting this aspect of relational talk.

For signed language interpreters, the modality and the cultural aspects of deaf/hearing humour can present particular challenges. Through a closer examination of the different aspects of humour, and utilising a combination of taught sessions and group exercises, we will look at what makes humour so challenging and how we can create strategies to better manage this type of interpreted event.

Fee: £85 fully inclusive

Light refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.


Language Modification

Presented by: Jeff Brattan-Wilson

Date: 23rd April 2017

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm (arrival from 9.30am)

Venue: Action for Deafness building, 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This training will look at how to modify language to ensure that it is culturally friendly as well as using imagery to ensure that the message is clear.

This course is open to TSLIs and RSLIs

Interpreters can attend one or both days (ie Interpreting in a Medical Setting – Part 2 and/or Language Modification). Each day represents 6 CPD points.

Fee: £85 for one day, £160 for two days

Light refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Interpreting in a Medical Setting – Part 2

Presented by:  Jeff Brattan-Wilson

Date:  22nd April 2017

Time:  10.00am – 4.00pm (arrival from 9.30am)

Venue:  Action for Deafness building, 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

A follow-up to Interpreting in a Medical setting – part one. This training will look at how to interpret discussions surrounding bodily fluids, cells, the sexual organs and information about cancer. Participants who did not attend part one, are welcome to join.

This course is open to TSLIs and RSLIs

Interpreters can attend one or both days (ie Interpreting in a Medical Setting – Part 2 and/or Language Modification). Each day represents 6 CPD points.

Fee: £85 for one day, £160 for two days

Light refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.


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