Chuchotage Workshop (May 3, 2024)

This workshop suits practitioners and students preparing for the NAATI Certified Interpreter Simultaneous Monologue Interpreting tasks, or seeking to improve their Simultaneous Interpreting skills.



Chuchotage is an “improvised form of SI (simultaneous interpreting) without equipment” (Setton & Dawrant, 2016, p. 18). Although chuchotage is tested at the Certified Interpreter level and above, it is a necessary technique in community settings as in many situations whispered SI allows the interpreter to achieve the required accuracy level (Gonzalez & Lai, 2022). Therefore, interpreters working at all levels of certification need to be able to switch to chuchotage when required.

This workshop builds on the self-paced online Introduction to Chuchotage course and focuses on SI practice. Participants will practise chuchotage and develop strategies for resolving SI challenges through practical interpreting exercises in community settings.

Registration Fee:

  • $95 inc GST
  • 15% Discount for All Graduates T&I with coupon code allgw15
  • 15% Discount for AUSIT Members with coupon code ausitw15
  • 25% Discount for Students, please email BEFORE registering for the workshop

This workshop will cover:

  • Practice in basic SI techniques
  • Practising chuchotage in common community settings
  • SI challenges and strategies for overcoming them
  • Tips for further practice and self-reflection.

Who would this be useful for?

  • This workshop would be useful for all interpreters working in community settings who wish to develop a sound practical foundation for practising chuchotage.
  • This workshop suits practitioners and students preparing for the NAATI Certified Interpreter Simultaneous Monologue Interpreting tasks, or seeking to improve their Simultaneous Interpreting skills.

After completing the ‘Chuchotage Workshop’ you will gain:

Knowledge of:

  • When, why and how to switch from consecutive interpreting to chuchotage
  • Strategies for overcoming common challenges associated with simultaneous interpreting
  • How to practice and improve chuchotage skills

Skills to:

  • Switch from the consecutive to the chuchotage mode when required
  • Effectively apply the chuchotage mode in community settings.

Workshop Facilitator:

Anna Kenny is a Polish Interpreter and a Professional Development Coordinator with the NSW Health Care Interpreter Services.

Anna was born and educated in Poland. She graduated from Warsaw University with a Masters Degree in English Philology in 1991. In 2012 Anna obtained a Masters Degree in Interpreting and Translation Pedagogy from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Anna has worked for HCIS for over 25 years. In her current position, she coordinates and facilitates training for health care interpreters across NSW. She has also taught interpreting at Macquarie University, developed medical interpreting resources for RMIT and facilitated several AUSIT seminars on medical interpreting and ethics.

Anna is a recipient of the 2018 AUSIT excellence award for Outstanding Contribution to Translation and Interpreting.

Your Registration will include:

1. Live Workshop Attendance:
You’ll have access to the live workshop session – a dynamic and interactive setting.

2. Free Enrollment to Introduction to Chuchotage  Self-Paced On-Demand Course:
As a bonus, you’ll receive complimentary enrolment into a self-paced on-demand course. The related comprehensive course is designed to reinforce and expand upon the concepts covered in the live workshop.

3. Recording of the Workshop:
Even if you attend the live session, you’ll receive a recording of the workshop for your convenience. This allows you to revisit the material whenever you want, providing a valuable resource for refreshing your learning at any time.

NAATI Recertification PD Points:

Additionally, this workshop offers a valuable opportunity to earn Professional Development (PD) points for NAATI Recertification:

  • Earn 10 PD Points for Live Workshop Attendance:

By participating in the live workshop, you’ll receive 10 PD points towards your recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue).

  • Earn an Additional 10 PD Points for Completing the Self-Paced Course:

Completing the Introduction to Chuchotage self-paced on-demand course is highly recommended, as it not only enhances your understanding but also earns you an extra 10 PD points (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue).


May 03 2024


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm