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AUSIT NAT Presents: A workshop on Chinese⇔English Translation and Interpreting in Action

  • 02 September 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (AEST)
  • From the comfort of your own home (Zoom)
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  • For Registration Code please email with your member number.

AUSIT NAT Presents

A workshop on Chinese⇔English Translation and Interpreting in Action

Webinar Via Zoom
  Saturday 2 September 2023

10.30 am - 12.30 pm AEST

Please register by 12pm Wednesday 30 August 2023

This workshop will be conducted bilingually, in both Mandarin and English.

The first segment is on translation. A number of sample translations will be presented to highlight the imperative to fully leverage the unique advantages of the human mind over AI. The examples will cover a wide array of subject matter, from literature (including poetry, the translation of which into another tongue from a different language family is by and large an exercise in futility unless used as a cerebral workout to put the translator’s mind through its paces within highly restrictive parameters) to straitlaced official documents of the UN.

The second segment is on interpreting, and is UN-specific. One sample English statement in the public domain will be displayed and “sight interpretation” demonstrated, with comments thrown in now and again on how to navigate the challenges.

This will be followed by a Chinese statement displayed on the screen. The participants are encouraged to activate their recording devices (e.g. a voice recorder app on their smartphone) and record their own sight interpretation. They will NOT be asked to share their recordings, but this second statement will be discussed in detail afterwards.

Biography -
Chen Ji

Chen Ji - Fellow, Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK (CIOL)
Member, International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC)

Currently staff UN interpreter at UNHQ, New York

Chen Ji was a freelance simultaneous/consecutive interpreter for over two decades servicing, inter alia, UK government agencies, leading Chinese businesses listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and international organisations in and outside the UN system. He was professionally domiciled in London, Greater China and Geneva before relocating to New York upon joining UNHQ.

Joining the Webinar

The Zoom links for the webinar will be sent out 1 day prior to the event. Please ensure you have downloaded the latest version of Zoom in preparation.

PD Logbook

Introductory PD.

Please  consult the NAATI Recertification Catalogue to allocate the relevant PD Points - downloadable from Some activities can be included under different categories, so please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification purposes.

Certificates and recordings

Certificates for PD purposes and copies of recordings (if available) may take approximately two (2) weeks to be released following the event.

This is a live webinar event and will NOT be recorded.


Saturday 2 September 2023

10:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST

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Zoom online Webinar


AUSIT Members - AUD 25

AUSIT Student Members - AUD 10

Members of ASLIA, NZSTI and associations that are FIT-ITF members - AUD 25

AUD 75

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