2017 efsli Winter school in Thessaloniki

“Improving Quality in Educational Interpreting”

From 24th to 26th November 2017

In cooperation with:

The Greek Association of Sign Language Interpreters (SDENG).

The course is part of the Erasmus + programme of the European Union.


The aim of the training is to give participants both an overview of and theoretical grounding in the broad range of interpreting work in educational settings. It will also provide an opportunity to put this knowledge into practice and to reflect on this experience with other participants.

As a Deaf and a hearing interpreter team with a wide range of experience in interpreting and training we wish to share our expertise and improve the skills of our participants. Both perspectives (service provider and Deaf consumer) will play an important role throughout the training.

Address of the training venue: 

To be confirmed to registered participants

Training Schedule

The course will be held will in Thessaloniki (Greece) from 24th to 26th November 2017.
This is the tentative training schedule:
  • Friday 24th November from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday 25h November from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Sunday 26st November from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Who are our trainers?

Sandra Schügerl and Elke Schaumberger from Austria

Sandra Schügerl
Sandra is 29 years old and she lives in Vienna, Austria. She was born deaf. Her parents, her siblings and several other family members are deaf, too. The Austrian sign language is her native language.
Sandra has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Education in Vienna and she also passed the exam for state certified deaf sign language interpreter with honours at the University of Hamburg. Now she is attending EUMASLI 3.0.
She works several professions for example as a teacher, interpreter, translator and universitarian lecturer. Sandra has been working since 2010 at the “Bundesinstitut für Gehörlosenbildung” (Institute for Deaf).
After graduating the deaf interpreter program in Hamburg, Germany, she works as interpreter and translator for Austrian Sign Language, German and International Sign in different interpreting settings. She has also been teaching since March 2016 parttime at the Institute for Theoretical and Applied Translation Studies at the University of Graz, GESDO in Linz and University of Landshut, Germany.

Elke Schaumberger
Elke graduated with a M.A. in Sign Language Interpreting and Educational Sciences at the University of Graz (1998-2003). In 2002 Elke received her diploma as a Sign Language Interpreter (Austrian Sign Language / German) and became a member of the Austrian Association, ÖGSDV. After finishing her thesis in Leiden, the Netherlands, she worked at the department for Sign Language Interpreting at the Humboldt-University in Berlin for two years. Back in Austria, Elke set up her own business in Interpreting Services based in Vienna, Austria. She is working as a freelance sign language interpreter and trainer in Austria and abroad. She has gained expertise in different specialities over the last 15 years, including (inter)national conferences and events, academic and higher education, political and cultural events, designated interpreting and working with Deaf and hearing interpreters in a team. From 2007 till 2010 Elke was board member of the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli).

2014 Co-author of the article “Deaf interpreters in Europe: a glimpse into the cradle of an emerging profession” (together with Patricia Brück) In: The Interpreterʼs Newsletter: Sign Language Interpreting, n. 19/2014

2013 Co-author of the article “A European Perspective on Mentoring” (together with Maya de Wit and Marinella Salami) In: Winston, Betsy & Lee, Robert (2013) Mentorship in Sign Language Interpreting. RID Press

Communication at the School

International Sign and spoken English.

IS/English interpretation will be provided.

Correspondence with efsli and official documents will be in English.

Who can register?

Sign language interpreters interested in this topic. Other professionals working with SL interpreters in educational settings are also welcome.


Your place on the course will be confirmed by email.

Please do not book your accommodation or flight until your place on the course has been confirmed. Or if you do so, it will be at your own risk.

Selection of participants will be made according to the “first come, first served” system.

How much does it cost?

The registration fee includes tuition, coffee breaks and course material. Participants will have to arrange for their own accommodation and travel.

Payments must be made the same day of registration. If not, your registration is not valid.Please email a copy of the proof of your payment to the efsli back office. If you have difficulties when making your payment, please immediately contact the efsli secretariat at admin@efsli.org

Registration fees – SPECIAL OFFER

Those who register will get a 50% discount voucher for ONE of the upcoming 2018 efsli schools of their choice.

  • efsli individual member 100,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member 200,00 euros
  • students* 50,00 euros

* students status: being able to provide a university student ID or statement of student status from the vocational training they are attending. Age: under the age of 26.

Individual membership is open to Sign Language Interpreters within Europe and other interested persons who subscribe to the aim and objectives of efsli.

Sign language interpreters who are members of National Associations (full members of efsli) are not automatically individual efsli members. You can become an individual member here: https://www.efsli.org/efslishop/MembershipRenewal/_Select_.htm

Cancellation policy:

Please be advised that if you wish to cancel your registration then the following applies.

If your cancellation is received:

• after 6th November 2017: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee


Changes in registration is 50 Euro. This charge will be applied if you decide not to cancel your registration but send someone else instead of you. Cancellations must be sent by email to admin@efsli.org and need to be confirmed by efsli.

How do I register?

Registration and payment deadline is 6th November 2017.

Please use this link for registration

Payment instructions:
PAYPAL (+ charges)
If you like to pay by paypal, please use the paypal button below.

efsli Winter School 2017

Please tranfer the fee + bank charges to:
BNP Parisbas, Belgium
IBAN: BE71 2900 1504 9569
Account number: 290 – 0150495 – 69
EFSLI (European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters)
Wetstraat 26/15
1040 Brussels
Please add in the description of the bank transfer: your name and “2017 efsli winter school “
If you have further questions about the efsli school, please contact team@efsli.org

Looking forward to welcoming you in Thessaloniki!

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