Interpreting voices

Led by UN interpreter Jaciara Topley Lira


During this practical workshop, students will explore the different factors which can shape and influence an interpreter’s work: the audience, the speaker and the expected communication style. Through a range of interpreting exercises, students will develop an understanding of how external factors and our own perceptions affect our interpretations. They will engage in in-depth discussion of the implications of these factors in contexts including a meeting between high level politicians, and witness testimonies in court.

“Translation is much more interesting and complex than what I thought - you have to take into account the author's background but also analyse your own biases in interpretation.”
– Student, Lycée International Winston Churchill

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