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Workshop: “I Need a Repetition,” or How to Develop Your Short-term Memory Skills

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$30 – $70


Consecutive interpreting skills consist of a complex set of sub-skills and abilities. Good short-term memory is one of the pre-requisites to successful interpreting in general, and consecutive mode in particular. This practical, engaging, and hands-on workshop will help participants better understand how short-term memory works. The presenter will demonstrate ways to improve short-term memory. Attendees will learn practical tips and exercises that every interpreter can use to develop their short-term memory between assignments.

Learning Objectives:

1) improve understanding of how short-term memory works

2) demonstrate ways to improve short-term memory

3) provide practical tips and exercises for self-study and continuous development of short-term memory

About the Presenter: Margarita Bekker is Lead Russian Interpreter, Education and Training, at Stanford University Medical Center, and Chair of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. Margarita is a certified Bridging the Gap trainer. She was a Russian Language Coach at the City College of San Francisco HCI program. Since 2012, she has been a curriculum developer and instructor of healthcare interpreting courses (Russian) for master-level distance learning program at Glendon School of Translation at York University, Toronto, Canada. Margarita is a former President of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association and a former Chairperson of the CHIA Conference Committee. Margarita was awarded the Interpreter of the Year award by CHIA in 2016.


NCTA Members EB – $30 (until 8/10/2018)

Non NCTA Members EB – $50 (until 8/10/2018)

NCTA Members (after 8/10/2018) – $50

Non NCTA Members (after 8/10/2018) – $70

Continuing Education: ATA-certified members will earn 2 Continuing Education points. Accredited by CCHI/CEAP for 2 CE hours. CIMCE credits approved: 2 hrs. IMIA/NBCMI approved for 0.2 CEUs.

RegistrationEarly payment is advised in order to secure participation and help reach the workshop minimum participation. Unfortunately, workshops may occasionally have to be cancelled or rescheduled if the confirmed participation in advance is very low. NCTA will not be responsible for any consequential losses to participants arising from this.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are issued only if notice of cancellation is received one week prior to the applicable workshop date. A cancellation fee of $10 is charged for all cancellations.



Space is limited. Register now to reserve your space.

Questions? Need more info? Email Judit Marin at continuing-ed@ncta.org


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August 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 – $70
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Judit Marin
NCTA Administrator


Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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