On-Demand Course


Introduction to Chuchotage



Gain an understanding of what chuchotage is, as well as how and when this essential interpreting mode is to be applied in community settings. Practice basic simultaneous interpreting techniques in practical exercises.

Who would this be useful for?

This module would be useful for all interpreters working in community settings at the CPI and CI level, who wish to develop a sound theoretical and practical foundation for practising chuchotage.

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

Course outcomes


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

Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 20 points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue). Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.


Course Completion Guidelines

Students are required to read and complete all the course content, including watching all videos, and successfully completing all assessments. In order to attain your certificate, you need to score 100% on each assessment. Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the course over the length of their access.


Presented By

Presenter - Anna Kenny
Interpreter Trainer
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
Melbourne, Australia

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37 Lessons
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12 Months Unlimited Access