Trainers Webinar # 13

Gloss Up Glossaries!

Expanding the Application of Glossaries
in Interpreter Training Programs

By guest Trainer of Trai
ners Natalya Mytareva, M.A., CoreCHI™

This webinar live webinar took place on June 25, 2015. 

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Glossaries are usually viewed as reference tools for interpreters and translators. However, the process of creating a thematic bilingual glossary is an effective method of acquiring new terminology for adult learners. Teaching interpreters to create bilingual glossaries accomplishes several goals, including developing their critical thinking abilities and terminology research skills as well as improving their understanding of equivalency of meaning. We’ll discuss how to incorporate creation of glossaries into interpreter training.

Learning Objectives:

1) Distinguish between the glossary as a reference tool and as a skill development tool
2) Identify what skills and abilities of the interpreter are improved in the process of creating a bilingual glossary
3) Know how to use creation of glossaries effectively in healthcare interpreter training

Some of the comments received:

  • Natalya presented the topic in a very well balanced theory-practice approach.  She touched most aspects and challenges the interpreter faces when researching terminology and offered a systematic way to creating reliable glossaries.
  • Thanks for the great Webinar! I really liked the idea of utilizing the mind-mapping system of Tony Buzan to help me with associating and remembering new terminology!







About the presenter:

Natalya Mytareva, M.A., CoreCHI™ is Managing Director of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and one of its founding Commissioners. From 2000 to 2013, Natalya was Communications Director at the International Institute of Akron, a non-profit refugee resettlement agency in Ohio. She is the author and instructor of several courses for interpreters of languages of lesser diffusion. Natalya is a Russian interpreter/translator, and started her career as instructor of various interpretation/translation courses at Volgograd State University (Russia) in 1991. She holds a combined BA/MA degree from VSU in Philology & Teaching English as a Foreign Language.



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