Autumn school 2015 educational settings

 Interpreting in Educational settings

Antwerp, Belgium (23-25 October)


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In cooperation with EUDY (European Union of the Deaf Youth)

Hosted by BVGT (Flemish Association of Sign Language Interpreters)


Registration deadline

Postponed: 16th October

Places limited. Register soon!

Who is the trainer?

Sharon Neumann Solow, MA, SC:L(Legal), works with great joy as an interpreter, interpreter coordinator, performer, lecturer, author, emcee, storyteller, consultant and theatrical translator and coach. Her career, marking its 50th year, has taken her around much of the world. She authored two books, Sign Language Interpreting: A Basic Resource Book, Say It With Sign and numerous book chapters, professional articles and handbooks.

In addition to teaching sign language interpreters and interpreter educators at all levels, she has been involved in the education of spoken language interpreters and interpreter educators.


Programme outline

In an atmosphere of safety, mutual respect, and fun, this efsli school will focus on the issues and skills involved in interpreting in educational settings. There will be opportunities to learn and apply the subject matter through participation, which encourages optimal learning. Lecture and discussion will be followed by “hands-on” activities to reinforce the material.

We will begin with an overview of educational interpreting in Europe by a EUDY representative. Topics will include the following: best practices; dealing with simultaneous visual and auditory information; personal and professional issues and standards; ethics, protocol and role of the interpreter; skills; vocabulary; preparation; accommodation for age of students, students with multiple disabilities, particular settings and situations; relationships with stakeholders (administrators, teachers, students, parents, the Deaf community, etc.); toddler through post-graduate environments; team interpreting (including Deaf Interpreters); debriefing; overuse and other self-care issues; building confidence; and support systems.

Activities will include role-play, discussion and brainstorming. Ideally there would be at least two participants from each language and/or country to facilitate practice in their own languages.

We will strive to create cohesion and structures so that when the training is over the participants retain connections to one another and to the material covered, as well as a sense of community that encourages and supports further learning and growth.


Special discount for efsli Autumn schools 2015

This Autumn three efsli schools are scheduled:

  • Interpreting for the Deafblind (Stockholm, 25-27 September)- registration deadline 15th September
  • Interpreting in educational settings (Antwerp, 23-25 October)
  • Interpreting with victims of sexual violence (Dublin, 27-29 November)

Those participants registered for more than one of these schools will receive a 10 % discount in each one. As soon as the two schools the participants are registered for are confirmed (i.e. when the minimum of registered participants is reached), efsli will reimburse 10% of the registration fee of each school to those that had registered in two or more schools.


Training venue

Training will take place in Antwerp, Belgium

Further details will be posted on the next weeks



Friday 23rd October from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday 24th October from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 25th October from 9:00 am to 12:00 am



Your place on the course will be confirmed by email at the latest by 21st September

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.

Training will take place if the required minimum number of participants has registered.


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The trainer will use English

English/International Sign Interpretation services will be provided.

Correspondence with efsli and official documents will be in English.


How much does it cost?

The registration fee includes tuition, interpreting services, 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 secretariat. If you have difficulties when making your payment, please immediately contact the efsli secretariat at

Registration (+ payment) deadline is 20th September:

efsli individual member (GDP* up to 20.000 €) 180,00 euros
efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 280,00 euros
non efsli member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 360,00 euros
non efsli member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 560,00 euros
*GDP = Gross Domestic Product of the country

Please go to to see your country GDP.

Individual membership is open to sign language lnterpreters 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:

Who can register?

Deaf and hearing sign language interpreters interested in this topic.


How do I register?

Registration is online: click here

Please take note that you need to register online and make your payment at the same time.

Payment can be made either by PayPal (click on the PayPal button on this page to pay):

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I want to cancel my registration. Can I get a refund?

Cancellations must be send by email to and need to be confirmed by efsli. Please contact the training department for further details.

If your cancellation is received:

Before 20th September: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee

after 20th September: no refund

Changes in registration: 50 Euro (will be applied if you decide not to cancel your registration but send someone else instead of you).


Do you still need further information?

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact efsli at: