Introduction to Chuchotage
Under the current NAATI Certification system, professional interpreters are required to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of the simultaneous (chuchotage) mode. This course aims to provide interpreters with an understanding of what chuchotage is as well as when and how this essential interpreting mode is applied in community settings. Learners are also provided an opportunity to practise basic simultaneous interpreting techniques through practical exercises.
Part 1 of the course aims to provide interpreters with an understanding of when and how to apply this essential mode in medical and legal interpreting settings.
Part 2 of the course focuses on strategies for resolving simultaneous interpreting challenges. It also provides participants with an opportunity to practice and polish this essential interpreting mode through practical interpreting exercises in legal and medical contexts.
Who would this be useful for?
This course will cover the following items:
Introduction to chuchotage – definitions and some theory
Overview of settings in which chuchotage is used in community interpreting
Practice in basic simultaneous interpreting (SI) techniques
Simultaneous interpreting (chuchotage) in legal and medical settings
Practice of chuchotage in medical and legal settings in practical activities
Challenges in chuchotage practice and strategies for overcoming them
Tips on how to practice and improve SI skills
What chuchotage is and is not
When why and how to switch from consecutive interpreting to the chuchotage mode
Settings where chuchotage is used in community interpreting
Settings where chuchotage is used in medical and legal interpreting
Strategies for overcoming common challenges associated with chuchotage
How to practice and perfect your chuchotage skills
Practise basic simultaneous interpreting techniques
Switch from the consecutive to the chuchotage mode when required
Effectively apply the chuchotage mode in legal and medical settings