Second International Student Competition in Consecutive Interpreting Tri-D-Int


The Institute of Humanities at the Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg, Russia), New Bulgarian University (Sofia, Bulgaria), the Association of Translator and Interpreter Trainers and Educators (ATT), and Cosines Pi International Conference Interpreting Competition with the support of the Saint Petersburg Chapter of the Union of Translators in Russia, Т-Service Company, the Association of Interpreters and Translators in Bulgaria, and the Consulate General of Bulgaria in St. Petersburg, are pleased to announce their SECOND STUDENT CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING COMPETITION Tri-D-Int. The competition is open to active BA and MA students and will take place on the 22nd March, 2018, at the Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg.

The language combinations of the competition are:
Russian <–> English, Russian <–> Bulgarian, and English <–> Bulgarian.

The one-day competition aims to recreate real working conditions experienced by consecutive interpreters. In the first round, the participants will be asked to perform bilateral interpreting of a pre-recorded video interview in their language combination. In the second round, they will be asked to provide consecutive interpretation with notes of two pre-recorded video statements of up to 3 min each (one from A to B and one from B to A). The delivery will be judged in terms of fidelity, stage presence and audience interaction. Members of the jury will be experienced practicing interpreters, interpreter trainers, representatives of translation agencies, and native speakers of all three languages.

All participants will receive Certificates of Participation and the winners will receive Competition Winner Certificates and prizes from our sponsors.

Participation is free of charge. In order to register please follow this link ☍ before 10 March 2018.
The exact time and venue of the competition will be announced at a later date.

The Organizing Committee:
Nadezhda Almazova, PhD, Professor, Director of the Institute of Humanities,
Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg

Maria Stepanova, PhD, Associate Professor,
Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg ([email protected])

Boris Naimushin, PhD, Associate Professor, New Bulgarian University ([email protected])