2019 efsliDI Spring School



The 2018 efsli Deaf Interpreters Spring School will be held from 3th May to 5th May 2019 in Oslo, Norway in cooperation with NAI, Norwegian Association of Interpreters

The registration and payment deadline is 1st May 2019

The 2019 efsliDI Spring school will be focused on “Elevating the professionalisation and the skill of co-working between Deaf and Hearing interpreters


As the professionalisation of Deaf interpreters continue to advance in Europe, this workshop will foster exploration and discussion on what it means to be a professional interpreter and explore the working relationship between Deaf and Hearing interpreters with the goal of becoming co-interpreters in a wide array of settings.

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. This will include in-depth exploration of consecutive and simultaneous practices and theories.

Co-working 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.

Who is our trainer?

Christopher Tester, MSc, CDI, SC:L, is Deaf and an actor, consultant, educator, and an interpreter. A seasoned presenter, he specialises 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 in New York City. He is fluent in American Sign Language, British Sign Language, and International Sign. Additionally, He has interpreted for several off and on Broadway shows, National and International conferences, at the United Nations and specialises in legal interpreting.

Chris received European Masters in Sign Language Interpreting (EUMASLI) 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 is currently a PhD student at Heriot Watt University and is living in Edinburgh, Scotland


OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Pilestredet 46, 0167
Oslo, Norway

Training Schedule:

Friday, 3rd of May 2019 from 09:00 – 18:00

Saturday, 4th of May 2019 from 09:00 – 18:00

Sunday, 5th of May 2019 from 09:00-13:00

Who can register?

Experienced Deaf and hearing interpreters who want to enhance their skills and practice in interpreting as a Deaf-Hearing team. Strengthen different strategies.

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

Registration fee is:

  • 120 euros for efsli member, residents of countries with GDP under 20.000.
  • 220 euros for non efsli member, residents of countries with GDP under 20.000.
  • 170 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/gdp-european-countries-2016/

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

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

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

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 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 10th April 2019: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee
• after 10th April 2019: 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.

Payment instructions:

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

2019 efsliDI Spring School


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 “efsliDI Spring school 2019”

Do you still need further information?

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact efsli at efslidi@efsli.org

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

Looking forward to welcoming you in Oslo!