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The Effort Models of Interpreting

Interpreting often looks effortless from the outside. Yet, the interpreter's perception can be quite the opposite. The act of interpreting can be "difficult" due to the required intense effort to render all the information from the source language into the target language while considering the linguistic, cultural, and world knowledge of the consumers. On top of this, interpreters' degree of satisfaction with their work product plays into perceptions of "difficulty."


The Effort Models of Interpreting is a book chapter from Gile's Basic Concepts and Models for Interpreter and Translator Training. This is a textbook used by training programs of spoken language interpreters and translators. This chapter is a technical exploration of the three core Efforts of interpreting.

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The Effort Models of Interpreting is a chapter discussion facilitated by Amy KrollThis interactive discussion is for working and student interpreters.

By the end of this chapter discussion, you will be able to...

  • Describe the three core Efforts - Listening and Analysis Effort, Production Effort, and Memory Effort.

  • Discussion processing capacity in terms of requirements and saturation.

  • Compare consecutive and simultaneous interpreting in light of processing capacity and the three core Efforts.

CEUs & Time Commitment

Amy Kroll is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies (PS) program is offered for 0.35 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.

You should plan on 1 hours of reading and reflection in preparation of the discussions. This is a technical article so more time may need to be allotted for reading and reflection. There will be 3 hours of group interactions.  The 4 hours of content will be spread out over the week duration of this article discussion.


Dates & Location

This article discussion is 1 week in length, from May 17-23, 2021. The group discussion will be held through Zoom on May 23, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 pm Mountain. The assigned chapter will be read and reflected upon the week leading up to a group interaction. 


You have one cost associated with this article discussion - the discussion fee.

Discussion Fee: $35

A PayPal invoice will be emailed to you along with confirmation of your registration.

A $25 refund will be offered through original payment source for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the first day of the article discussion (May 17, 2021). No refunds are offered after this 24 hour cut off.​

Email for cancelations.

Cost of the Article: FREE

A copy of the article will be emailed to you. 


Submit your registration form by May 16, 2021.  Registration is limited to 7 participants.


Requests for reasonable accommodations can be made on the registration form.

Referral Program

Refer a co-worker and earn a $10 discount on a future CEU fee. Your co-worker will need to provide your name on the registration form.

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