Summer School 2016 Interpreting for Deaf Refugees

8th to 10th of July 2016

“Interpreting for Deaf refugees”

In cooperation with

KASLI Kosovar Association of Sign Language Interpreters

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Frequently asked questions
Registration deadline:
30th June 2016


1) What is the 2016 efsli Summer school about?

The central topic of this school is Interpreting for Deaf refugees. In this particularly, highly sensitive setting, the power and culture differences are blantantly asymmetrical and human rights are at stake. During the training, the complexity of the setting is broken down into the many aspects involved: (i) power relations and intercultural interplay between Deaf culture, Muslim and Western Culture, (ii) collaboration of Deaf and Hearing interpreters, (iii) Code of Ethics, (iv) legal frameworks, (v) psychological implications for both, interpreter and customer and (vi) material and techniques for self-study and networking. The training method employed, Interpreting Enactments, allows for theoretical and practical input and self-reflection. It is adapted from a specifically designed role-play concept for interpreters developed by Dr. Sebnem Bahadir rooted in drama, anthropology and interpreting.

Address of the training venue
Kosovar Association of the Deaf (KAD)
Nazim Gafurri 28/2-1, 10000 Pristina – Kosovo

Training Schedule

The course will be held will in Pristina (Kosovo) from 8th July to 10th of 2016. The training schedule is as follows:

Friday 8th July from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday 9th Juy from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 10th July from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Your place on the course will be confirmed by email at the latest by 13th June 2016.
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.

2) Who are the trainers?

Our trainers will be Oya Ataman and Ege Karar.
Oya Ataman – currently based in Berlin, Germany, has an extensive international interpreting in conference and community settings. She has been interpreting for the German-Turkish Deaf community for 15 years. Her academic background in literature and anthropology informs her interpreting research and teaching.
Ege Karar – is a social pedagogue, systemic advisor and Deaf sign language interpreter in DGS, TID and IS. He works at the RWTH University of Aachen, Germany, and leads the project Deaf Train improving the transcultural social skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, especially migrants. He serves the National Deaf Association as a committee member for migration and refugees, and networks the Deaf Muslim communities across countries.

3) Communication at the 2016 efsli Summer School

International Sign and spoken English.
IS/English interpretation will be provided.
Correspondence with efsli and official documents will be in English.

4) Who can register?

• Sign language interpreters interested in this topic with or without experience with Deaf refugees.

5) How do I register?

Registration is online at:

6) 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 secretariat. If you have difficulties when making your payment, please immediately contact the efsli secretariat at

Registration (+ payment) deadline is 30th June 2016

Registration fees:

• efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 180,00 euros
• efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 300,00 euros
• non efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 360,00 euros
• non efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 600,00 euros

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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:

efsli Summer School 2016

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

Please be advised that if you wish to cancel your registration then the following cancellation policy applies.
If your cancellation is received:
• before 30th June: 50% refund (minus bank transfer fee)
• after 30th June 2016: no refund
Changes in registration: 50 Euro (it 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 and need to be officially confirmed by efsli.

8) Do you still need further information?

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact efsli at:
Looking forward to welcoming you in Pristina!