The upcoming Language Show Live 2012, to be held from 19-21 October at London’s Olympia, is the UK’s largest language event and the show for those who offer products and services to language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses.
Short seminars are being run throughout the three days. Below is a selection that might be of interest to readers. The full list is available here.
Make them understood! – Interpreting for Europe
19 October, 12:45 – 13:30 pm
EU interpreters help delegates in EU conferences and meetings understand each other – from committees to Parliament plenaries, court cases in Luxembourg and meetings of the Heads of State and Government. Find out about interpreter training, how the new recruits are being assessed and how the EU-interpreting services make sure those students fresh from university can work to the same exacting standards as seasoned staffers. Presentation by the European Commission’s interpreters. Speaker: David Smith
‘Virtuoso interpretation’ a demonstration by the European Parliament’s interpreters
20 October, 14:00 – 14:45 pm
Find out what consecutive and ‘valise’ interpreting means, how interpreters deal with very special cases and what it means to be on a mission.
Tower of Babel? No thank you – we have our interpreters…
21 October, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Interpreters for the European Union work in many different situations and settings. Discover how behind the scenes of international politics EU interpreters help world leaders to communicate their views and decisions. Thanks to the interpreters, Brussels is not a Tower of Babel. Presentation by the European Commission’s interpreters. Speaker: Liam Long
Preventing terrorism and crime with languages
21 October, 15:15 – 16:00 pm
GCHQ is one of the UK’s intelligence and security agencies. Discover how You could use your language skills and cultural knowledge to help prevent terrorism, fight crime and influence or shape government policy. Speaker: “Lindsay” GCHQ