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The 30th CCIC is now open for enrolment!

New since 2012
  • two student slots for young interpreters with a FR<>EN biactive profile


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2014 session dates

3 August -16 August

Working languages for this session:

English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian.

Language of general instruction: English.

2015 session dates

3-15 August

Working languages for this session:

English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian.

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The Cambridge Conference Interpretation Course (CCIC) has run annually since 1985. It is a unique, high-level, specialised training course carefully tailored to the needs of experienced practising conference interpreters. The Course is run by Christopher Guichot de Fortis, Senior Staff Interpreter with NATO Headquarters in Brussels, and Julia Poger, freelance interpreter. The CCIC format is at once intensive yet relaxed, and demanding yet friendly.


The teaching faculty comprises respected and highly experienced interpreters from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from the freelance market on both sides of the Atlantic to staff interpretation for International Institutions. Many are chief interpreters.  Most work bi-actively, and are long-standing members of examining boards for, and teach on a regular basis at, a range of internationally recognised interpreting schools. All work in such venues as the ECJ, EU, NATO, OECD and UN. The overall student-teacher ratio does not exceed 3 to 1.

Course format

Our format is constantly fine-tuned in light of student feedback, and we continue to function on a non-profit basis, with Faculty offering their time and expertise free of charge. In recent years the CCIC has enjoyed the confidence of International Organisations such as ECOWAS, ICJ, the Islamic Development Bank, the George C. Marshall Center, NATO, the OPCW and the UN, all of which have sent staff interpreters as students on the Course.


Cambridge and its University have always been the cradle of the CCIC. The Course is housed in the 3-star Royal Cambridge Hotel, a classic city landmark that provides a friendly, comfortable and flexible environment within a few minutes’ walk of the Fitzwilliam Museum and City Centre.

The CCIC combines a high level of comfort, equipment, and facilities with the lowest available prices and, as always, offers a choice of three packages with no hidden costs. Tariffs for hotel rooms and meals are particularly competitive for the facilities offered.

NB:  The Cambridge Conference Interpretation Course is not an interpreting school, and students are expected to be capable of working at a professional level.

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