From 12 to 17 March SCIT hosted a series of master-classes of Brian Gentle, a European Commission interpreter. Intensive classes were focused on developing students’ retour skills. Students prepared speeches, interpreted consecutively and simultaneously and received feedback from the native speaker and professional interpreter. Brian Gentle also gave a master-class in note-taking for the students of the Institue of Foreign Language, Herzen University, and acted as a European Commission observer at the SCIT entrance exams.

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