On 12 March SCIT  students had a master-class from Timofey Mineev, a staff interpreter at the Russian MFA. SCIT’s collaboration with the MFA of Russia goes back to the year of the School’s inception, and up to date 20 SCIT graduates have worked as staff interpreters at the MFA’s Department of Linguistic Support. One of them is Timofey Mineev. At his master-class Timofey spoke about the necessity to develop certain linguistic and extralnguistic interpreter skills, about  preparations for the job, studying the background information and the necessary materials, tuning to the speaker’s and audience’s wave length, his own experience of working at the Russian MFA.  We heartily thank Timofey for the desire to generously share his experience and hope that today’s speakers will be inspired by his talk to strive for professional heights.