Interpreters in Brussels Practice Group is a practice group for professional interpreters or recent graduates based in Brussels, aimed at honing both simultaneous and consecutive interpreting techniques through group practice and mutual feedback.
It relies upon the commitment of each participant who has the opportunity to practise both techniques and in return gives speeches in their mother tongue.
Moreover, each participant receives and gives peer feedback on the interpreting performance.
Being a voluntary group, everyone plays a key role and can provide suggestions in order to meet specific needs and participate actively.
The composition of the group is varied but always proficient and high-‐quality, ranging from EU ACI interpreters, international organisation staff interpreters, freelancers and recent graduates.
The group meets twice a month: the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The groups are organised according to the number of participants and their language combination, thus
guaranteeing everyone to practise both simultaneous and consecutive skills.
We usually prepare 8 to 10 speeches per session covering at least four languages (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES, NL).
The content of the practice session depends on the participants themselves and varies according to their needs and objectives.
Participants can request to work on a specific topic or terminology and practise their retour.
Moreover, senior interpreters working for international institutions or on the private market often participate in our sessions by giving speeches and providing targeted feedback.