efsli Spring school 2017

“The Role and Status of Deaf Interpreters”

From 24th to 26th March 2017

In cooperation with

The Slovenian Association of Sign Language Interpreters ( ZZTZSZJ)


The efsli school will explore the role and status of Deaf interpreters as well as Deaf-Hearing interpreting teamwork.


Deaf-Hearing interpreting team workshop provides the rationale, theories, and practices. Learners will engage in dialogue on justification for teaming and the critical roles and contributions of team members in achieving full communication access. Learners also explore and practice effective teaming strategies. Teamwork involves advance preparation and collaboration to manage and adapt to the needs of interpreted interactions, to gain closure post assignment, and to apply new understandings to future interactions. Learners gain a greater understanding of the importance of Deaf interpreters’ successful teamwork with interpreter colleagues, both Deaf and hearing.

DRAFT PROGRAMME: Deaf-Hearing Team – Draft Programme

Address of the training venue: 

Auris – Medobčinsko društvo gluhih in naglušnih za Gorenjsko – Kranj Huje 23 a, 4000 Kranj

Training Schedule

The course will be held will in Kranj (Slovenia) from 24th to 26th March 2017. The training schedule is as follows:Friday 24th March from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday 25th March from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 26th March from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Who is our trainer?

Christopher Tester, MsC, CDI, SC:L, WFD-WASLI accredited IS interpreter, is Deaf and a consultant, educator, interpreter and trainer. A seasoned presenter, he specializes in workshop and seminar facilitation on topics (not limited to) disability rights and laws, Deaf and hard of hearing awareness, and interpreting. He currently is an adjunct faculty member of the CUNY’s ASL/English Interpreter Education Program. He has interpreted for several off and on Broadway shows, National and International conferences, at the United Nations and specializes in legal interpreting. Chris received Masters in Science and Communication at Heriot Watt University and received his Bachelor’s degree at the College of the Holy Cross. Additionally, he received his Professional Certificate from the CUNY’s ASL/English Interpreter Education Program. He resides in New York City. (www.ChristopherTester.net)


Communication at the 2017 efsli Spring 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?

Deaf and hearing sign language interpreters interested in this topic.


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:

  • efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 100,00 euros
  • efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 230,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 200,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 460,00 euros

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 notautomatically individual efsli members. You can become an individual member

here:     https://www.efsli.org/efslishop/MembershipRenewal/_Select_.htm

Payment can be made either by PayPal (Choose your option and click on the PayPal button to pay):

Cancellation policy:

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

If your cancellation is received:

• before 20 March 2017: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee

• after 20th March 2017: no refund

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 20th March 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 Spring school 2017 Kranj

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 “efsli Spring 2017”
If you have further questions about the efsli Spring school, please contact team@efsli.org

If you have further questions about registration, please contact: admin@efsli.org

Looking forward to welcome you in Kranj!