CFP Vol. 4, no. 1 (2023)

Training Interpreters: Old and New Challenges

Edited by Martin Djovčoš (Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica), Ondřej Klabal (Palacký University Olomouc) and Pavol Šveda (Comenius University in Bratislava)

The field of interpreter training has experienced an enormous evolution over the last three years. First pandemic of Covid-19 and then an illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine have entirely redefined the status quo and our usual landscape. The situation brought new challenges: the pandemic to everyone, the war mainly to Central Europe.  In addition to these new challenges, the old ones remain, i.e. how to improve note-taking, how to start with simultaneous, but also how to handle the rising demand for digital skills in interpreting. Even though the availability of materials has improved substantially for some modes and levels, for others, suitable materials are still hard to find. Therefore, this issue aims to address open questions and best practices in post-pandemic and war-times interpreter training, hopefully providing some answers or solutions.

The topics that may be addressed by the papers in this issue include, but are not limited to:

  • the balance between the public service interpreting and conference interpreting in the curriculum
  • teaching dialogue (bilateral) interpreting (using role-plays)
  • remote interpreting in the classroom
  • speech selections: what topics and what difficulty
  • the challenges involved in material creation
  • exercises to use in addition to “interpreting proper” exercises
  • giving effective feedback
  • creating crash courses for PSTI interpreters

We welcome full-paper submissions reflecting the abovementioned issues. All articles must be written in English and should not exceed 7,000 words. We also welcome reviews of publications related to the main topic of this issue.

Deadline for submission: 10 May 2023

Your submission should be sent via the journal website after your registration at: https://www.bridge.ff.ukf.sk/

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