Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM BRT
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM BRT

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PUC-Rio, Prédio FRINGS, Ala Kennedy, Room K109 
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225
Rio de Janeiro

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Raquel Schaitza, Richard Laver, Denise de Vasconcelos Araujo 

AIIC Brazil Upgrade Course: Portuguese C Hi²T 

AIIC Brazil Upgrade Course: Portuguese C Hi²T

23 July 2018 - 25 July 2018 (optional extension: 26 and 27 July 2018)

Don't miss this special edition of the very successful High Intensity Interpreter Training for Portuguese C interpreters.

The course will be a one-week combo version of the traditional program offered in Curitiba since 2014. The idea is to give Portuguese C students the fringe benefit of staying on for a very different learning experience  as observers during the Portuguese A Hi²T on the last two days.

Dates were carefully chosen so that participants can add a professional development opportunity to their visit to Rio for the PRIMs (AIIC's Private Market Sector) Meeting. For more details, check https://aiic.net/events/595/plenary-meeting-of-the-prims-rio-de-janeiro-july-21-22-2018-21-jul-2018.

So, come and join us for this perfect chance to combine meeting colleagues from all over the world with some very productive (and fun!) days of intensive Portuguese C practice.

Target audience

Interpreters with Portuguese C or planning to add Portuguese to their language combination. English, Spanish, French and Italian As and Bs are welcome. Other languages may be accommodated upon request, ideally with at least two students with the same combination in the group.

Course highlights

Live speakers presenting on a variety of topics for simultaneous and consecutive practice

In addition to instructors, native PT A interpreters will help  during feedback sessions

Remote feedback by guest interpreter trainers from renown interpreting programs in Brazil

Cultural activities

For further details on the program, visit the PT C Hi²T FAQ here: https://padlet.com/rschaitza/PTCHiiTFAQPRIMsedition

Maximize your exposure to Portuguese

At no additional cost, participants of this special PRIMs edition can stay on as observers of the Portuguese A Hi²T which will take place at the same venue. 

Former participants have thoroughly enjoyed this chance of listening to more speakers and learning from the solutions adopted by native Brazilian Portuguese interpreters in the booth. Well, that's not to mention all the chatting and caipirinhas with local colleagues...


Raquel Schaitza (PT A; EN B) has been a freelancer in the private market for over 25 years. Raquel completed the Master of Advanced Studies in Interpreter Training at the University of Geneva and offers a regular short-term interpreter training program in Curitiba. She was also a simultaneous interpreting trainer at Estácio de Sá University in São Paulo, Brazil, and a Teaching Fellow in Interpreting at the University of Leeds.

Richard Laver (PT and EN A; ES C) has been a member of AIIC since 2002.  Richard is a freelance interpreter based in Rio with 20 years of experience. Current Budget Committee member, he is the former AIIC Advisory Member for Brazil and has been involved  with novice interpreters via VEGA activities. Richard is also a guest trainer at the regular interpreter training program offered in Curitiba, Brazil.

Together, Raquel Schaitza and Richard Laver have been offering the Hi²T for both PT A and PT C interpreters based in Brazil or abroad since its first edition in 2014.

The preferred number of participants is between 12 and 16.


All prices below are inclusive of the 2-day PT A Hi²T observation option.

Early bird (until 27 April 2018)

AIIC members: EUR 495

Non-AIIC Members: EUR 575

After 27 April 2018

AIIC members: EUR 565

Non-AIIC members: EUR 645