Aptitude Testing is open for September 2018

November 6, 2017

This week, the Glendon Master of Conference Interpreting will start Aptitude Testing once more. What does that mean for you? Well, if you would like to start training as an interpreter in September 2018, you’ll need to begin the application process. The first step in that process is to take our Aptitude Test. The test Read More

The road less travelled

July 24, 2017

I know someone who is an architect. He designs and builds luxury homes for the wealthy. It’s a rewarding career, but finding new clients and projects is mostly a matter of word-of-mouth. So he is forever trying to finagle invitations to exclusive cocktail parties and other high-end functions. These events have always seemed to him Read More

Is your home language booth ready?

September 25, 2016

Do you have a heritage language? A language you grew up speaking at home? But that you don’t really use in your adult life outside of your family? Looking to take that language to a place where you can use it for interpreting? I have a few ideas for you. The new school year is Read More

Keep your languages strong but separate!

March 13, 2016

How does an interpreter perfect multiple languages? Without getting them all jumbled up? How do we manage to be extreme language learners? These questions have been on my mind a lot lately. Readers of this blog will know that 2015-2016 is a sabbatical year for me. One of my goals, while I’m away from my regular Read More

Interpreting has the power to inspire!

February 24, 2016

This year, we have had a few additions to the MCI teaching faculty. One of these is Dr. Ebru Diriker. If hers is not a familiar name, I might describe her by saying that she is a “triple threat”. That is to say, she is 1) an experienced conference interpreter and active member of AIIC; 2) a Read More

What can you learn from my trip abroad?

February 5, 2016

Regular followers of this blog will have noticed that it has been a while since my last post. That’s because 2015-2016 is a sabbatical year for me, and I have been on the go! I just finished as stint as a visiting scholar at the Universidad de La Laguna, an arrangement made possible in large Read More

The Iraqi film “The Society” comes to Glendon

September 28, 2015

Recently, the MCI held a special event that allowed our Arabic team to shine. This year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) featured a short called “The Society“. (You can watch the trailer here.) It was the creation of director Osama Rasheed, and it featured actor Ahmed Moneka. It tells the story of two gay Read More