Consecutive Interpreting: Techniques & Skills (Language Neutral)

10am to 1pm PDT, Jan. 27, 2024

The National Center for Interpretation is pleased to announce a webinar designed for interpreters of all languages!  Registration for this webinar is only $25!

CEUs approved for the ATA, AZ, CO, FL, KY, MS, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, and the CCHI.  CA is pending.

Consecutive interpretation—a crucial skill in both court and medical settings—requires mastery of techniques that help maximize accuracy.  This webinar will introduce the techniques and skills used in consecutive interpreting, including chunking, visualization, notetaking, and situational control, among others. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills during the webinar. This language neutral webinar is taught entirely in English and is open to interpreters in all languages.

The objectives of this workshop are 1) to introduce you to the consecutive mode of interpretation, 2) to review strategies for successfully interpreting in this mode and 3) to give you an opportunity for some hands-on practice using these strategies.

Topics include:

  • Short-term memory vs. long-term memory
  • Notetaking: principles and practice
  • Successful recall strategies: principles and practice
  • Situational control
  • Practice exercises


Instructor:  Carlos Radillo is a freelance interpreter based in California.  He is both state and federally certified as a court interpreter.