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ATI Winter Workshop – How Bilingual Are You?
January 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
ATI WINTER WORKSHOP
How Bilingual Are You?
Polish that Pesky CI
(Fully interactive webinar via Zoom)
January 9, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Karen Borgenheimer
This highly interactive language-neutral clinic will kick off with a self-evaluation of your bilingual proficiency based on the INTERAGENCY LANGUAGE ROUNDTABLE (IRL). The results may surprise you! Participants will then strategize on how to fill in their “language gaps” to become balanced bilinguals.
Now put your bilingualism to the test with hands-on, lively consecutive interpreting exercises to improve your consecutive interpreting (CI) technique in both the LEGAL and MEDICAL settings through:
- Memory – Visualization Skits
- Notetaking Tips
- Intonation and Expression Practice
Learning to combine these 3 elements is challenging, but the result is ACCURACY. Participants will polish these skills with CI materials created from real life situations and designed for both legal and medical interpreters.
Prepare to learn, laugh, AND improve your interpreting skills!
Prof. Karen Borgenheimer, MFA, is a classically-trained, certified interpreter and translator who is regarded as a skilled, insightful and versatile professional who is equally comfortable in the courtroom and international conference where she has interpreted for heads of state, diplomats, the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. Her Interpreter Training Workshops have been a huge success in Florida, California, and Spain where she has trained hundreds of certified interpreters and interpreters-in-training. Karen is the owner of the Florida-based company, InterpreterTranslation, LLC.
Karen obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree in Translation Studies from the University of Arkansas—Fayetteville. She also completed doctoral coursework in Spanish Language and Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. For nearly a decade, Karen lived in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (MADRID), Spain where she taught at the Real Centro Universitario (RCU) “Maria Cristina.” During this time, she attended the prestigious Sampere Escuela de Traductores e Intérpretes in Madrid. Upon return to the US, she studied Court and Conference Interpreting at Florida International University (FIU).
Karen has been a university professor for 30 years and a professor in the Translation and Interpretation Program at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida for the past 18 years.
Prof. Borgenheimer’s understanding of the Spanish language, culture and history is unique. It is this uniqueness and experience that she brings into the classroom by blending concepts and techniques with real-life applications–and a good dose of humor.