Workshop on Simultaneous Interpreting

The Translation and Interpretation Studies program at Miami College InterAmerican Campus would like to invite you to a one day workshop on simultaneous interpreting. This course is approved by the Court Interpreters Certification and Regulation Program (CICRP) for a total of 6.6 CIE credits. The Continuing Educational Activity Approval (CEAA) number is 15-0101. It will be conducted in our new Interpretation Lab (Room 1130) and is limited to 25 participants.

Course Objective: This one day workshop focuses on the development of conference/simultaneous interpretation skills for Spanish interpreters. Attendees will revisit the concept of simultaneous interpretation as a process and will practice some of the skills and strategies needed for a successful interpreting performance. Emphasis will be placed on the development of metacognitive techniques that allow interpreters to identify those areas in which they need improvement.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • The process of interpretation
  • The concept of deverbalization (sense vs. meaning)
  • Differences between simultaneous conference interpreting and simultaneous court interpreting
  • Sight Translation as a tool for simultaneous interpretation training
  • Condensing vs. summarizing
  • Anticipation
  • Paraphrasing
  • Self-monitoring

Instructor: Ricardo Bardo-Portilla, Ph.D. , State and Federally Certified Court Interpreter and Translator

Dr. Bardo-Portilla is currently the director of the Translation and Interpretation Studies Program at Miami Dade College in Florida. He has also worked as a conference interpreter in many international gatherings in the U.S. and abroad. He taught translation and interpretation at University of Havana, Cuba, and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico. He has also taught Spanish at Dartmouth College and Florida State University.

Location:      Miami-Dade College-InterAmerican Campus – 627 SW 27th Avenue – Room 1130 (Interpretation Lab)
Miami, FL 33135 – Tel. 305.237.6073  – Email:
Date:     Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time:  From 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price:     $99.00

Registration: if the participant already has an MDC ID number s/he can register and pay online, following this link:

If the participant has never been an MDC student, s/he should call the number below and request the registration form, complete it and send it back with a copy of one form of legal identification (e.g., driver’s license or passport picture page). If you need registration assistance or additional information, contact Rosa Alvarez or Claudia Blanco at 305-237-6138.

October 17, 2015 9:00 AM - October 17, 2015 4:00 PM
Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus
627 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, Florida United States
Rosa Alvarez or Claudia Blanco
Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus