Introducing techforword live: interactive online courses on state-of-the-art topics - all from the comfort of your own home!

Weekly courses

  • Each week's online course runs from Monday through Wednesday* for two hours each day (six hours total).
  • Sessions take place from 4 - 6 pm CET / 10 am - 12 noon EST.
  • Every session includes a mixture of interactive demonstrations, hands-on experience, breakout groups, and more.

What you will get out of these courses

  • An interactive online workshop covering every aspect of the topic
  • An overview of software, apps and tools to make the most of your devices
  • Practical advice on how to make the most of technology in your work
  • Dozens of slides containing detailed tips
  • Video recordings of all live sessions shared through our online classroom
  • A certificate of attendance after completing the course

Tuition

  • Each week's course costs 150€. You can sign up for one or more courses.

How do I sign up?

Registration is now closed for all current techforword courses.

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Tablet Interpreting: Android edition


April 20-22, 2020

Have you ever seen a colleague whip out an Android on assignment and wondered: How could a tablet possibly be useful while interpreting?

Have you ever wondered how to prepare for an assignment from your Android, make the most of your device in the booth, or use a tablet for consecutive note-taking?

This techforword live course will cover:

Day 1: Paperless assignment preparation

Day 2: Using Android tablets for consecutive interpreting

Day 3: Using Android tablets for simultaneous interpreting

New frontiers in interpreting technologies

April 14, 15, and 17, 2020

Can you imagine a world where your computer automatically recognizes names, numbers and terms in your glossaries and shares them with you to help you interpret?

Can hybrid interpreting modes help us be more precise or improve our delivery?

Will machine interpreting ever replace human interpreting? 

This techforword live course will cover:

Day 1: SimConsec, SightConsec and hybrid interpreting modalities

Day 2: Automatic speech recognition

Day 3: Live subtitling and machine interpreting

*Please note: As April 13 is a public holiday in many countries, this course will be held on Tuesday, April 14 Wednesday, April 15, and Friday, April 17 during our normal time slot.

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Tablet Interpreting: iPad edition

April 6-8, 2020

Have you ever seen a colleague whip out an iPad on assignment and wondered: How could a tablet possibly be useful while interpreting?

Have you ever wondered how to prepare for an assignment from your iPad, make the most of your iPad in the booth, or use an iPad for consecutive note-taking?

This techforword live course will cover:

Day 1: Paperless assignment preparation

Day 2: Using iPads for consecutive interpreting

Day 3: Using iPads for simultaneous interpreting


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Glossaries for interpreters 2.0: Tech-savvy terminology management

March 30 - April 1, 2020

Have you ever known you had a term in one of your glossaries, but couldn't find it quickly enough?

Have you ever wondered how you could swiftly create glossaries from lengthy documents at the click of a button, create a self-translating glossary, or automatically generate a glossary from a single keyword?

This techforword live course will cover:

Day 1: Digital glossary design and terminology management

Day 2: Terminology extraction

Day 3: Artificial intelligence meets terminology

Frequently asked questions


What are the technology requirements to participate?

You will need a computer or laptop with a webcam, microphone and headset and high-speed internet access. We will provide you with access to the online classroom and videoconferencing platform.

How many participants are necessary to run a session?

A minimum of 10 participants is necessary to run a session. Courses will be capped at a maximum of 20 to ensure sufficient individualized feedback for all participants.

How is this different from techforword's other courses?

techforword's on-demand courses contain short videos and exercises that you work through online at your own pace. These include a mixture of free introductory courses and more advanced paid courses.

techforword's webinars offer a free introductory webinar every Thursday throughout the Covid-19 crisis, and is our way of giving back to the community.

techforword live brings you in-depth, hands-on live courses that you can take from the comfort of your own home.

Is CPD credit available for techforword courses?

All participants receive a certificate of attendance after the course finishes.

Six-hour techforword live courses are the equivalent of a full day of onsite training.

AIIC Italy members will receive CPD credit for all techforword live courses.