efsliDI 2018 Spring School in Italy

The 2018 efsli Deaf Interpreters Spring School will be run from 2nd March to 4th March 2018 in Milan, Italy


Ente Nazionale Sordi Milano (Deaf Club of Milan)
via Ruggiero Boscovich 38
20124 Milano

Practical info at https://www.facebook.com/efsliDI/videos/1570538446366270/

Training Theme:

“Translations and it’s process”
The training in Milan will combine theory and practice from a deaf and hearing perspective on:
– The difference between translating, sight interpreting and interpreting
– The process of translation
– Working with a Teleprompter/autocue/scrolling text
– Reading between the lines, pragmatics and multimedia

There will be practical exercises and some discussion of DIN EN ISO 17100 in relation to the quality of your work and quality assurance.


Dr Christopher Stone from London, UK, is a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the University of Wolverhampton; he is also a certified sign language interpreter (BSL/ASL/IS/English) who works in a variety of educational, community and political settings.

His research interests include sign language translation, translanguaging and multimodal resources used during translation and interpreting as well as the sociology of sign language translation, interpreting and its history.

Benedikt J. Sequeira Gerardo from Berlin, Germany, is a state certified sign language interpreter and works as translator since 2003.

He was born and grew up in the state of Hesse and completed his Abitur (secondary school qualification) in Essen. After this, he spent a year in Denmark, taking part in the course programme “frontrunners” at community college. There, he improved, in particular, his skills in International Sign.

Since 2013 he leads in Berlin his company yomma, which develops individual concepts for the implementation of accessible media. Working as translator is his “daily bread”.

The workshop will cover several topics of ethics including: the reasons for Deaf and hearing teams and explaining to consumers/service users, roles and responsibilities within the Deaf-hearing team, insider-outsider ethics and trust within team, with the Deaf community and with mainstream consumers.

Training Schedule:

Friday, 2nd of March 2018 from 09:00 – 18:00

Saturday, 3th of March 2018 from 09:00 – 18:00

Sunday, 4th of March 2018 from 09:00-13:00

The registration and payment deadline is 28 February 2018.

Thirty places are available (first come, first served).

Who can register?

Deaf sign language interpreters interested in the efsliDI school topic.

Registration fee is:

120 euros for efsli member, residents of countries with GDP under 20.000.

170 euros for non efsli member, residents of countries with GDP under 20.000.

220 euros for efsli member, residents of countries with GDP over 20.000.

270 euros for non efsli member, residents of countries with GDP over 20.000

Please check the GDP of your country on https://efsli.org/membership/membership-fees/

Registration fee is including coffee breaks and lunches with sandwiches.
The participants will have to arrange for their own accommodation and travel.

Please use this link for registration!

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.

If you have difficulties when registering or making your payment, please immediately contact the efsli at admin@efsli.org


Please do not book your accommodation or flight until your place on the course has been confirmed.
Selection of participants will be made according to the “first come, first served” system. Training will take place if the required minimum number of participants has registered.

Cancellation policy:

Please be advised that if you wish to cancel your registration then the following applies.
If your cancellation is received:
• before 28th February 2016: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee
• after 28th February 2016: no refund

Changes in registration 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.

Do you still need further information?

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact efsli at efslidi@efsli.org or efsliDI chair sofia.issari@efsli.org

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

Looking forward to welcoming you in Milan!

Payment instructions:

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

DI Spring Seminar 2018


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 “DI Spring 2018”