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Notetaking for Interpreters
Beginners’ level
40 points under section 3.1 of the AUSIT/NAATI PD logbook
29 and 30 July 2017


About the event

The course is intended for beginners aiming to learn note-taking techniques for consecutive interpreting and for practising interpreters who would like to refresh and develop their skills. The objective is for participants to develop a reliable and efficient note-taking system to support their memory in community interpreting settings. It will be a non-language-specific course with a maximum of 20 participants, preferably with more than one participant from the same language group.

All the skills required in consecutive interpreting will be demonstrated and practised: listening, comprehension, analysis, short-term memory, conversion and delivery. A variety of material will be used, relating primarily to typical community interpreting settings.

About the presenter

FELICITY MUELLER is a Senior Conference Interpreter for German and English and a Translator working mainly from German and Russian into English. She is a member of AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters, and of AUSIT. Currently a freelance conference, court and community interpreter, translator and subtitler, Felicity has lectured and tutored in interpreting and translation at Western Sydney University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. Note-taking has been a major interest for many years.


Session 1 Saturday 29 July 3pm -6 pm

  • Listening, analysis and short-term memory practice
  • Brief speeches without notes
  • Note-taking: principles
  • Noting names, numbers and lists of items
  • Introduction of basic symbols
  • Structuring notes
  • Practice on basic to intermediate material, depending on skills and experience of participants

Session 2 Sunday 30 July 9am-1pm

  • Practice in use of symbols and structuring notes
  • Adding, developing and rejecting symbols
  • Practice on material of increasing length and complexity
  • Reviewing and simplifying notes
  • Balancing memory and note-taking
  • Suggestions for further practice

Please note that there will be refreshments (tea/coffee/juice/water, biscuits and nibbles) provided for morning or afternoon tea.

Participants should bring A5 spiral notepads or other notepads or handheld devices they may wish to work with.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Zhen Guan, PD Coordinator
on behalf of the AUSIT Queensland Branch


Saturday 29 July 3pm – 6pm
Sunday 30 July 2017 9am – 1pm


BEMAC, Level 2
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main St, Kangaroo Point
QLD 4169


Early bird by 16 July 2017
Members: $80
Non-Members: $160

Regular Price:
$90 AUSIT Member
$180 Non-Member
$50 Student Members
$100 Student Non-Members
Please note late fee payment at door incurs $10 penalty fee



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