HBKU offers a workshop on note taking


Doha: The Institute of Translation and Interpretation (TII) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will present a workshop “Mastering the technique of note taking” from February 6 to 10.

Participants will learn to take notes in a systematic way as a basis for acquiring advanced consecutive interpreting techniques.

Consecutive interpreters use a special system of notes and short-term memory to reproduce statements in a second language after the speaker has stopped speaking, unlike real-time simultaneous interpreting. Their services do not require any professional equipment and play an important role in professional interactions, such as small meetings, hearings, interviews and medical consultations.

The four-day workshop will be led by experienced HBKU TII trainer, Mazen Alfarhan.

Participants will learn to find a balance between recording their notes and processing information and making connections between ideas.

The program will include a step-by-step guide for taking notes and a series of practical exercises using audio/video texts. Participants will be guided through live consecutive interpretation and short-term memory strengthening exercises to apply the techniques learned.

Nada Al Mahmeed, Director of the Translation and Training Center of TII, which is part of HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, said, “The workshop will be an especially valuable experience for interpreter students, beginners and professionals alike. who are looking to refresh their skills. , or discover innovative ways to approach note taking.

High-quality training opportunities such as these help meet the demand for well-trained professionals, in Qatar and across the region, who can provide this essential interpreting service to facilitate effective communication in a variety of settings.


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