“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”​

23rd February 2017

The philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein said:

‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”….

To celebrate Linguistpd widening its training to both spoken and sign language interpreters, our next webinar will focus on how to enhance your English language skills.

As interpreters in training, we spend many years honing our second or sign language skills – and rightly so. But ask yourself:

How  much time do I devote to enhancing my use of the English language?’

Are you limiting yourself?

What do you know about passive and active vocabulary? How can you extend your lexicon thus reflecting your client most accurately? We’re delighted to welcome Helen Fuller, an interpreter of almost 25 years, as well as a trainer, qualified assessor and verifier for vocational interpreting qualifications. Read more about Helen on her trainer page on our website.

Helen will be leading our webinar: English for Interpreters – Expand your vocabulary, expand your horizons.

  • When: Thursday 9th March 2017 7.30-9.30pm GMT
  • Where: Online, so wherever you wish!
  • How much? From just £25 per person*

This webinar is suitable for both American-English and British-English learners as well as spoken language interpreters seeking to improve their English. Helen’s suggestions are sure to improve our both voiceover and sight translation skills.

Helen will get down to the nitty gritty of the English language and its – at times – baffling idiosyncrasies.

You can book your place now via our website and pay securely via Paypal.

Helen Fuller. English for Interpreters

Helen Fuller

Learning Outcomes:

The following learning outcomes will be addressed and you’ll have the opportunity to put your questions to Helen live online:

  1. identify register or style in English
  2. identify your passive and active lexicon
  3. have an understanding of the use of idiom, lexical phrases and minor sentences
  4. understand affixes and root words
  5. understand ways to actively increase your vocabulary

A unique opportunity to network…

Our webinars include a chat room where you can network with your colleagues and ask the trainer questions directly. It’s great to share learning across the spoken and signed language interpreting professions and our learners have thoroughly enjoyed being part of an international classroom! Here’s what some of them have said:

“Was really riveting! Gave me a lot to think about.”

“Have just watched this webinar. Totally blown away by it. Gave me lots of food for thought”. – Judith

“There wasn’t anything I didn’t like. It was great.” – Louise

“I am so glad that I have found your site as this type of training fits in so well for me with having two young children and not having weekends spare to attend training courses.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar. It’s such an easy way to get CPD points from the comfort of your own home. And I certainly learned a lot. I’ll definitely get involved again.”

We hope you can join our international classroom on 9th March 2017. Can’t make it? There are plenty of other webinars, live and recorded available on our site now.

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