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2017 session dates

July 31st - August 11th

2018 session dates

August 5 -17th 2017

Working languages for this session

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

Cours venue

Hilton Cambridge City Centre
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New since 2012

As an innovation since the 2012 edition, two student slots for young interpreters with a FR<>EN biactive profile.
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CCIC Community at work

The "CCIC community" now extends to dozens of countries, providing professional and social opportunities. More...

Maria Bruzzone, 2013, IT, EN, ES
We will all treasure this experience deep in our hearts because now we know we can survive extreme conditions!!!!
Julie Kuperus
(En, Fr, Nl, 2010)
The CCIC 2010 was a wonderful experience. Everything came together: spirituality, aesthetics, personal history, being a good colleague, adventurousness, conscientiousness, intellectual curiosity, technical competence. What a high! What special people you are!... It amazed me that people with such expertise are willing to share so generously of their knowledge and give such perspicacious, fearless and detailed feedback
Roberta Prugnoli,
(2007, It, Fr, En)
I learnt a lot from everyone, I owe everyone. I was given the chance to look at myself in a mirror and see the picture from a different perspective without feeling judged. I was given hope for a better future at work, for greater commitment on my side as to how to perform better and deliver more. I was given the tools to work with and build upon in order to acquire more self-confidence and more humility at the same time. You taught me so much: I admire you for what you do and how you do it.
Marija Maras:
(S-C, D, EN,2006)
I loved the way feedback was presented and the way teachers shared their experience and their views with us. That is something that you cannot get anywhere else….I should have come here 10 years ago.

Angel Hernandez Frances
OPCW
(Es, En, Fr, 2004)

Thank you so much for this great experience. At certain moments, it has been painfully tough, but extremely rewarding.

CCIC 2016 - student quotes

No words are strong enough to say how much I appreciated this training, both at a professional and a personal level. Thank you for organizing it, we realize how much work goes into it, well... maybe not (as Chris pointed out), but the impact of this training is deep.
thank you, thank you, thank you,
Célia Dupland, 2016, FR, EN, IT

I would like to thank you once more for the possibility to attend…the course. It was a great pleasure to know you, the teachers and the wonderful students of the course. All these people together created an unbelievable energy and dedication to the profession, truly as you said, one of the most stressful in the world…I hope to meet you again, wonderful  people!
Tatiana Lukyanskaya, 2016, RU, EN

CCIC course is an eye-opening experience for me. With so many details to attend to, it is a real wonder that the course went so smoothly. One cannot but admire the excellent organization of the course. Your passion, energy and thoughtfulness are amazing. I am deeply touched. 
Gao Jiangning, 2016, ZH, EN

First and foremost, I miss you all. 
Thank you for giving me a great opportunity to get to know all of you, and (last, but not least) better to know myself. Concerning our experience together I really do not subscribe to the point of view "this too shall pass", expressed by the ancient Persian poets. For me, "this" will remain, because "this" became a part of who I am. 
Levan Totosashvili, 2016, RU/KAT, EN, NL

I can't thank you, Chris and all the teaching faculty enough for the amazing learning experience. It was inspiring in so many ways and gave me so many ideas on how to continue working on my skills. I think I have enough "homework" cut out for me for months based on all the feedback, advice and learning techniques that were introduced during the course.

Feedback: the way it was given was very constructive and encouraging. Many practical tips on what to do about my shortcomings
Very high professional level of the teachers. It’s a unique chance to learn from people I wouldn’t even have a chance to meet in my normal professional life
Darya Kirienko, 2016, RU, EN, ES

I don't even know where to begin to thank you both for these two amazing weeks in Cambridge! It was an absolutely fascinating and exhausting experience, I've been sleeping non-stop for the past three days... I was dumbfounded by the attention you paid to details, hugely impressed by the quality of the course and overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness; you made us all feel so at home and your passion was contagious!
I arrived full of apprehension and left with a spring in my feet, even though I felt I'd spent two weeks in a tumble dryer, going from highs to lows….you have hugely boosted my confidence and helped me look forward to, rather than fear, my change of career. And, above all, thanks for all the laughs, the CCIC was really great fun! A million thanks for this wonderful experience.
Yves-Michel Riols, 2016, FR, EN

As was always the case in the past, Julia and Chris did it again! They created a wonderful atmosphere of serious work, fun and bonding. I was touched by the gratitude expressed by all the students. Tears were shed at times during the course, but I have never experienced so much crying when the time came to say farewell!
Claudia Martin-Stern, teacher, IT, EN, DE, FR, ES

I said it before, and I’ll say it again: I came back from the CCIC being not just a better interpreter, but also a better person. I admire you infinitely, not just because of your amazing interpreting skills, the fact that you and Julia have become yourselves an institution in the world of conference interpretation, or the fact that you’ve probably changed several lives the same way that you’ve changed mine. But also because of how kind, good-hearted and generous you are.

You really made me reflect on the type of interpreter I want to be, but also on the type of person I want to be. I am incredibly fortunate to have met you, and for that, I assure you, I am thankful every single day.
Ana Maria Correa, 2016, ES/EN, FR

…l'immense générosité et de l'amour qui te (qui vous!) caractérisent, et que nous avons ressentis tout au long du CCIC. J'admire énormément la passion, le dévouement et, devrais-je dire, la foi qui vous animent dans cette folle entreprise, ainsi qu'un certain goût pour la torture, incontestablement...!!! Qui aime bien, châtie bien, tout compte fait! Et, pour ma part, je suis volontaire pour être la victime à nouveau…

Blague à part, notre participation au CCIC, depuis nos premiers échanges jusqu'à notre dernière accolade, ont été un formidable clin d'oeil du destin, une de ces aventures qui te rappellent en permanence qu'il existe une voie sur laquelle il suffit de se laisser guider, et que ça marche tant qu'on fait de son mieux pour avancer. Even if it takes a Scandinavian Double Flick (and the odd crash...) from time to time... Alors, ne serait-ce que pour cette expérience quasi mystique qui nous a été donné de vivre, MERCI, mon ami. Ton travail et celui de Julia sont admirables. Un vrai, grand morceau d'humanité.
Sébastien Longhurst, 2016, FR, ES/EN, PT

This place is magic, and the experience has been so enriching. Thank you again – I feel like I’ve been really taken care of….
Eva Bruno, 2016, IT, EN, FR

The course was a unique event for me, with wonderful and helpful teachers, friendly and diverse students, who are already excellent professionals, impeccable organization, fine venue and a great city.
I am sure it will help me become a better interpreter.
Mikhail Surin, 2016, RU, EN

More comments from past years...

I was greatly satisfied with the course, it by far exceeded my expectations.  I definitely met the objectives I set for myself before attending the course and then some.  I can definitely say that there is a before and after CCIC for me as an interpreter…I definitely feel like I have improved and I have gotten great feedback from colleagues and clients since I’ve been back at work…[Between practicing] all the great techniques we have learned at CCIC and the personal time we are committing to put in to improve our craft I think we are heading in the right direction, and we have you to thank for that.
Rita Bennani, 2015, EN, FR, ES

https://tatianakaplun.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/ccic-impressions/
Tatiana Kaplun, 2015, RU, EN, FR

I loved most people’s readiness and eagerness to help, as well as their interest in learning from others.  Some of the teachers attended the “theory” sessions delivered by others, and that sort of humility from that level of professionals is something I had not even dreamt of.  Come to think of it, the level of the faculty is an absolute pleasure and a luxury.  It all becomes very natural after a day or two, but when I think about the people whom I interpreted for I cannot believe it.  I mean, I live in Argentina…I had heard of them all countless times, but never thought I would meet them or that they would take the time to listen to me and help me improve.  That, I think, is rare…Chris can be hard (sorry, it must be said), but at the same time I objectively think it is great to find someone who will judge you by such high standards because that’s what the real world is like.  I cannot say how one person can be so adorable and loveable and yet make half the class cry!...
Camila Oeyen, 2015, ES, FR, EN

The best aspects of the Course were the very constructive … feedback and the availability of the teachers, as well as their readiness to adapt their feedback to each student’s level and circumstances…I received invaluable advice from several teachers as to [how to improve] and am extremely grateful for that advice as well as for their kindness!  Thank you!!!
Elena Zinger, 2015, EN, RU, FR

The best aspects of the Course were the excellent teaching staff, individual and insightful feedback, erudite lectures, and the friendly and positive atmosphere…Thank you for the unforgettable experience and for being so kind to me.  Thanks to you I now value my profession even more.
Antuanetta Arakelyan, 2015, RU, EN, FR

Well, I quite frankly don’t know how to express my appreciation and joy.  The CCIC experience was simply breathtaking.  To be honest, before leaving for the course, I felt rather uncomfortable, because having attended these weekend classes of [Chris and Julia’s], I knew all too well that I would be heading for two weeks of permanent feedback, self-examination and conscious overload.  The following day, however, when crossing the entrance gate of Christ’s College, I sensed immediate relief and confidence.  I realized instantly that everything was taken care of…Thank you for getting all these wonderful people involved!  Thank you also for not neglecting a single detail so we could make the most of every moment inside and outside the conference room.  To future participants, I would like to suggest that leaving their comfort zone will lead to al sorts of inspiring, humbling and encouraging gifts.  That’s at least how I felt about it.  Now, I am trying to figure out how to live up to these gifts.  Thank you for your generosity!
Anna Horstmann, 2015, DE, EN, FR, PL

CCIC 2015 was not only an intensive conference interpretation course. It is a life changing event.
I am not afraid anymore.  I keep thanking you and Chris in my head for investing your precious time and positive energy into the course.  I am sure we are all going to change after CCIC 2015.
Asel Zelenina, 2015, RU, EN

I'd like to thank you both once again for the very enriching course. I think I only realize now how it changed my life and my work.
Every day when I'm going to Brussels by train I have my iPhone and am listening to the BBC World Service.
I discovered also the CCTV and RT television channels which are very useful for additional world news next to CCN and hear different viewpoints.
Julia, I often remember the …colleague who said : as an interpreter we work many days but are only paid some of them...
Of course I do remember many other comments you and Chris (and the other teachers) made, that's what makes your course so unforgettable.
I wish I had more than 24 hours/day...
Brigitte de Bruyn, 2015, NL, FR, EN

I can’t thank you enough for organizing this course.  It was my Dream Come True and you made it better than I could have imagined.  From day one you made my experience exceptional.  I will long remember your passion, professionalism and enthusiasm and you’ll be my guiding light in the years to come.  Thank you!
Weronika Gasperczyk, 2014, POL, EN, RU

My favourite Russian poet J.Brodsky wrote: "What gets left of a man amounts to a part. To his spoken part. To a part of speech" (Chris, see how you influence people! I'm quoting!). This line came to me when I was flying back home, beyond exhausted. I realized that each of you left me enlightening "parts of speech", tools and strategies, so now I'm armed, skilled and dangerous))) Thank you for the knowledge, thank you for the challange, thank you for the inspiration! I came back home a better interpreter. I truly believe the CCIC was my best experience and investment in 2014.   
Violetta Tolmacheva, 2014, RU, EN, IT

You two run an incredible course, I enjoyed it so much. And let me tell you, us "allophones" can get as much out of it as the A language students. The general feedback is extremely useful, the teaching staff is unparalleled, the extras are amazing.  And you are all so generous, offering your time and expertise to help develop other interpreters.
Tania Penido Sampaio, 2014, PT, EN, ES

@VillanuevaJL: Contento con este curso en Cambridge. Exigente, profesional, ameno y orientado a que te vuelvas a hacer :) Hoy FR, IT y DE al ES. I'm happy!

Facebook:  Se ha marchado Gigi, ultimo bastión de la cabina española, y hace instantes he dejado Sarah en la estación y he vuelto caminando al hotel.  Mañana a Londres.  Se agolpan tantas cosas en la cabeza y en el alma.  El hotel que fuera ocupado por CCIC 2014 durante dos semanas hoy está en silencio, letárgico.  Hoy no preparo discursos para mañana, reparo en sentimientos y emociones intensas que me hicieron crecer, pensar, sufrir, replantear, gritar, llorar, reir, soñar y valorar más mi vida y mi profesión.  Gracias a todos en CCIC pero en especial a Paco, Sarah, Gillian y Gigi.  Gracias totales a las mentoras Beatriz, Loreto y Patsy.
Jose Luis Villanueva Senchuk, 2014, ES, EN

I'm happy to say Cambridge brought me nothing but tears of joy and excitement, which are always the best kind. CCIC gave me more than I could have ever asked for, great friends and wonderful mentors who filled me with new professional hopes and ambitions and really broadened my horizons. If I could sum up my Cambridge experience in one word, it would be 'edifying.'
Facebook:  Una experiencia transformadora. Dos semanas que me llevo tatuadas en el alma.
Ghislaine Margarita, 2014, ES, EN

Thanks a lot, teachers acted like parents – they were caring, correcting, explaining, criticizing, doing just the right things to improve our skills.
Julia Krivkina, 2014, RU, EN

Highly competent and dedicated teaching staff.  A special thank you to the German section and the English As, who made a real effort to give us both perspectives on our performance.  It was also a good mix of experience and backgrounds in the group.
Laura Keller, 2014, DE, EN, FR

This Course is the best experience any interpreter (especially a young one) could ever imagine.  Thank you all!
Chiara Bogetti, 2014, IT, EN, FR

The Course exceeded my initial expectations.  Receiving feedback and advice from such a wonderful team of teachers is certainly an honour.
Maria Elena Sevillano Gracia, 2014, ES, EN, FR

I'd like to thank all of the teachers who were "cruel to be kind" to me, I really appreciated it and as I have said more than once you were very inspirational to me. It's funny that in the wake of the intense tornado we've all been in, I keep remembering someone saying "They don't know what's going to hit them" lol.
Henrique Cotrim, 2013, PT , EN/ES, IT/FR

You deserve a great THANK YOU for everything you have done for the course, both students and "faculty", but also and especially for the wonderful atmosphere you have been able to create for all of us. You have given us a sense of belonging
Claudia Martin-Stern, 2005 and Course Director, IT, EN, FR/DE/ES

So many different personalities and styles and yet somehow everyone came together to make up one true message of hard work and inspiration. Much like with interpreting, we had the individual words (the dreaded mot by mot!) and the main message: I learned so many individual things from each of you, and am left with a macro-message of generosity, professionalism and perseverance. 
Ashley Nuñez-Sheriff, 2013, EN/ES, FR

Once more I would like to thank you for the wonderful two weeks of the CCIC. It has been an amazing experience and a great source of inspiration. I could never have imagined that I would meet such wonderful people. For all your efforts, you deserve my eternal gratitude. You have managed to set up a highly professional and demanding course full of marvellous people…
Regina Schmidt Rio-Valle, 2013, ES, EN/FR/DE/PT

I want to say that these past two weeks have been amazing. I feel honored to have had the chance to meet all of you and to have worked by your sides. I also think I am going to sleep for five days solid as soon as I get [home] tomorrow. 
The CCIC was an extraordinary experience, thanks to the colleagues, the kind, thoughtful dedicated teachers, the wonderful staff who kept us in coffee and biscuits (and the espresso machine), the brilliant assistants (also great breakfast companions!)  and Chris and Julia who went out of their way to make sure all went smoothly.
Claudine Carpenter, 2013, FR, EN, ES

I came to meet colleagues and teachers, and as each week went by, the stress went up, alongside my admiration of certain colleagues, and curiously even some enjoyment was mixed in…It is not really surprising that I have the feeling that we leave as friends - even family - and that is due in no small part to the efforts by Chris and Julia to welcome us and make us feel at home… But whatever happens, you will remain engraved in my memory in this week, the best, the craziest, the most intensive and ultimately the most enjoyable fortnight of my life
Mark Willan, 2013, EN, FR/IT, DE

It was indeed fantastic to meet all of you, and the teaching staff, as you have all, in one way or another, had an influence on the course of my interpreting life.
Nathalie Heynderickx, 2013, EN, FR, NL

As you may already know by now I am a tennis player, or at least used to be one, and many times I compare my personal experiences to a tennis match. I came to England to take part of one the toughest tennis tournaments, not Wimbledon but CCIC tournament. The good news is that I was very lucky because the best tennis coaches were there as well, looking for the new stars of this game and they helped me.  Those coaches were very supportive and shared with me all the experience they have.  Those coaches are experts, they can play against any one, they have the guts to calmly assess their opponent during the first game of the match and decide what will be the best strategy to beat the one on the other side of the net. This was a great experience but a very painful one for me….Thanks to all your help, patience, hugs, kisses, advice I have the strength I need to keep on trying. You can be sure that, in the future, every time I win a match, I will dedicate my VICTORY!!! to you all.
Maria Garcia, 2013, ES, PT, EN

I apologize for my delay in writing to you, but I have to confess that, after I finished our beloved 2013 CCIC, the first thing I did was breathe an enormous sigh of relief and think: "Thank God it's Friday 16th and it's over!" 
The second was: "Damn it, I'm actually MISSING it...already!?!".But I immediately attributed this bizarre feeling to the well-known Stockholm Syndrome and decided the best thing to do was to turn to one of the best known defense mechanisms, that is, denial...and try to forget my trauma. So off I went...
Nevertheless the first days of September saw me back ...and something "creepy" started to take hold of me...I began to look for CCIC photos, saying to myself "I'm just tidying things up" (I NEVER tidy anything up, if I can possibly avoid it)...I went on reviewing speeches, lessons...and finally I had to admit the obvious truth: this "ordeal" was one of the best learning and sharing experiences I've ever had and I feel compelled to tell you and thank you for your crucial part in it.So: THANK YOU very much indeed and I hope to meet you again (either as a  repeat offender or on some other occasion...)!
Grazia Sanna, 2013, IT, ES, EN

What I did not expect from the course was the great camaraderie and the sheer number and quality of teachers. It is worth every penny - you put so much into it.
Sally Winch, 2012, En, It

Chris, mon frère,
Je suis encore séduit par ton sens du professionalisme en recevant ces commentaires. I really appreciate! The course has been extremely useful and I wish I could come over every year. Thanks again for the excellent coaching and the friendly ''ambiance''.
Mamadou Diallo, 2012, Fr, En

I keep telling everybody how much I enjoyed the course and how much it helped me! So thank you again! What were the best aspects of the Course?  The energy and motivation shown by everybody (teachers and students alike), the amount of work, the comments, both general and personal, the teachers’ availability. I thought the course was fantastic and gave me everything I needed, both in terms of skills and self-confidence. I also appreciated the fact that I could speak to other professionals than my own colleagues and ask for their advice and opinion (students + teachers). The comments I received were very constructive and helped me progressing a lot; I was able to use most of what I was told during the very next speech and try it out.
Eugénie Hugo, 2012, Fr, En, Dk

Thank you for all you do, in every sense. I am still having dreams about the CCIC booths : )
Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner, 2012, Es, En

I must say that I feel privileged and proud to have worked with… all the teachers and my fellow students. I am very grateful for everything that you taught me during the course, which is a lot. I have started using my newly acquired knowledge and professional attitudes during this "rentrée"… In general, I am convinced that you helped me indeed to become a better, i. e. a more professional, interpreter. Moreover, you encouraged me to continue working hard in order to become better and to pursue my main goal… The course was, all in all, an enriching, encouraging, although sometimes sobering, experience, that has already helped me and will continue to help me in my professional life. All my expectations were met, and even more than that….I learnt so much more, among other things, about fortitude, endurance, tenacity, patience, going over the top sometimes, getting to know my limits, managing my fatigue and good humour in the face of stress, and much, much more.
Pascal Heinsohn, 2012, De, Fr, En/Es

It has helped me identify my shortcomings, and has given me the boost i needed to focus on my career from a more professional point of view. I have higher and more determined aspirations now, and, at the same time, I feel I have the necessary tools to reach my goals.
Maria Colera, 2012, Es/Esk, En/Cat

…the teaching staff's passion and enthusiasm, their conscientiousness, the seriousness of the course and high expectations regarding preparation and booth performance as well as the general collegiality and sense of humour. The variety of subjects and languages made for a stimulating cultural melting pot. I very much benefited from the experience I gained working with so many languages and learning to manage a console in relay.
Elizabeth Dadoun, 2012, Fr, En

I would love to write down something that helps you for future courses…I was so happy and satisfied with the course. I enjoyed every single day and there is nothing I can say that would help you to improve the course. The “teachers” were very good and experienced: they gave their feedback honestly and it was always constructive. The speeches were well chosen with a big range of topics and levels of difficulty. The extracurricular classes were interesting and I learned a lot….You taught me a lot and I am grateful for every day that I spent in the course. I am sure that will help me a lot for my future as interpreter.
Alexandra Schnitzer, 2012, De, En/Fr/Es

This course is the best and probably the only anti-complacency activity for interpreters. I think every professional interpreter must attend CCIC at least once.
Ulugbek Yusupov, 2012, Ru, En

Everything was FABULOUS:  we felt immediately welcome, the opening dinner is a very good idea to break the ice and the opening session was very useful…For what interpretation is concerned, it is the best course I’ve ever done!!  CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY THANKS!!!
Lucie Solem, 2012, Fr, Es, En/De/Pt

My goal in coming here was to improve my skills, and improve them I did.  I’m leaving with a much clearer picture of what I need to work on and a whole new set of friends.  I also gained some new insights into the way interpretation works… I liked the variety of exercises (speeches read by profs, speeches on video, guest speakers, whispered simo, consecutive) and I especially liked the practical workshops… Chapeau to all the teachers and support staff who were very caring and helpful!  I’ll recommend this program to others.
Jeff Staflund, 2012, En, Fr

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to come and experience CCIC. It was SO enriching, inspiring and educational. As you know, I live in a beautiful place, but it is so NOT conference interpreter-land. I was thirsty for growth, and you certainly pointed me, no, pushed me, in the right direction. What you do is awesome, and what the rest of the instructors do is incredible. The course is well planned and executed, the materials rich and challenging, and the program offers intellectual adventures of every sort. The only downside for me was that I did not have enough time or gray matter to take advantage of it all. Thank you, for an experience of a life time.
Melinda Gonzales-Hibner, 2012, En/Es

The course was an unforgettable experience of which it is difficult to describe the huge impact right now... it was really fun! I enjoyed every minute of the course.
Vicky Rebori, 2011, Es, En/Pt, Fr

It was a real privilege and pleasure to meet you; the course was just what I needed to find the tools that will help me improve my retour into English, and I had loads of fun.
Sophie Louyot, 2011, Fr, En, Es

I will have nothing but praise for the CCIC and you the organisers and the teachers…Once again, thank you very much for your selfless efforts towards the CCIC and its success. 
Jean-Marie Ntigurirwa, 2011, Kin/Swa, Fr, En

The CCIC was a wonderful experience and in the month since the course I have often been thinking of the good advice and suggestions I received from….the teaching staff. I shall try my best to put them all into practice.
Pierluigi Quattordio, 2011, It, En, Fr/Es

Thank you once again for this fantastic course, knowledge, dozens of new opportunities in my life and career, and all the people I have met and made friends with!!!
Yuliya Denysyeva, 2011, Uk/Ru, En, De

Thanks ever so much for the fun, your senses of humour, your patience and for taking the trouble to pass on your wisdom to us ‘lesser interpreters’ without making us feel too inadequate!!! Thanks for giving us so much of your time! For me the course format was exactly what I would have wished for…  I’ve felt so motivated after these 14 days of full immersion in the world of interpreting. It couldn’t have been more enlightening, entertaining, fun (and tough, of course). I now know what I’ve got to work on, but also what I’m good at (which also helps) – it’s really been a fresh start for me
Mechthild Blöhm, 2011, De, En, It

Thank you for organizing the course; you bring huge amounts of energy and passion to the course, and they are things you cannot put a price tag on.
James Norman, 2011, En, Fr, Es

I was very happy with the course; In the beginning it might seem a bit expensive – well it is in fact – but definitely worth every penny, above all considering the dedication of the organizing and teaching staff. I started the course aware that it would be very demanding and also that I would go home with a lot of ‘homework’ to do. What I did not expect was to get a new ‘spurt of motivation’ and enthusiasm I hadn’t felt in a while, so thank you for that!!!  I also didn’t think that I would find so many interesting fellow interpreters; I must admit, going home was really sad, so thank you again for the wonderful experience!
Antonella Mariotti, 2011, It, De, En

“What makes the course different is that it is made with love up to the smallest detail.”
Veronika Westphal, 2010, De, Fr, En, Es

“Cambridge is great and it is nice to stroll around after the course and over the weekend. Conclusion: it was very useful indeed and I cannot wait to get back home and start working on the aspects highlighted by teaching staff!”
Maria de la Rubia, 2010, Es, En, De, It

“It was great to be with you and I will recommend this course to everybody!!! Thank you for everything”
Benita Von Engel, 2010, De, It, Es, En

“Please let me thank you again for all the effort and commitment you have put into this year’s CCIC course. I enjoyed it very much and feel it has been most useful to me”
Jorge Ferrer Deglmann, 2010, Es/De, En, Fr, It, Cat

“I have to confess that I was impressed with what I saw at the CCIC…I would like to commend the organizers for allowing people from various backgrounds to interact for a fortnight. This, indeed, is one of the highest positives of the CCIC. I hope you still have the strength and desire to carry on with this wonderful endeavour, which is highly beneficial to people like me”
Justin Badou, 2010, Fr, En, Es

“We were tortured into exceeding ourselves, but it was for our own good! Joking aside, the course is very intense and implies a lot of hard work…You can learn a lot of things that are really useful in your job as an interpreter, and the image of yourself that you get by the end of the course is accurate and helpful. You actually have a roadmap to better interpreting”
Liliana Burda, 2010, Ro, En, Ru

“Thank you for organizing such a wonderful course! It was a true pleasure to know you and work with both of you. The course was extremely well organized and I enjoyed every minute of it. All the teachers were very attentive, polite, and honest with their feedback. I feel that I left Cambridge with very clear objectives and goals for the near future; this was exactly what I wanted. I can't thank both of you enough for your kindness, ‘positiveness’ and good energy”
Leyre Carbonell, 2010, Es, En, Fr

« Many thanks, again, for what has been an incredible two weeks of interpreting with professionals. I learned a lot and felt whatever criticism was generated was valid and constructive. I felt motivated by the presence of colleagues and superb teachers…It’s been a massive learning curve for me, and I’m only realising now that I’ve made giant steps in terms of technique and language. It was fantastic!”
Olivier Wittezaële, 2009, Fr, En

“Thanks again to Julia and Chris for all your efforts, preparation and work for this outstanding course. I can’t possibly imagine there could be a better course of its kind anywhere in the world”
Laia Sanmartí, 2009, Es, En, Fr

“I want to thank all the teachers and all the students for making this course really special. It takes a particular alchemy of people, places, feelings and conditions to make something really special”
Gabriella Verdi, 2009, It, En, Es

“I too would like to thank all of you for making it such an instructive and memorable two weeks. I have since dreamt about the CCIC a number of times, so it seems to have made a lasting impression on my psyche! In particular, I would like to thank the teaching staff who gave so generously of their time and energy and were so enthusiastic in their mission to make us better interpreters”
Kate Adams, 2009, En, De

“The overall impression was that the course was a brilliant experience…and it was, thanks to you all. Thanks again for everything, the energy, the availability, the warmth and kindness…not to mention erudition and competence!!”
Naomi  Apfelbaum-Lubek, 2009, Fr, En, Es

“I feel the course was marvelous, it made me realize there is so much to learn, so much to improve. I loved the passion of the teachers and everyone to make the best of this course. I got by far more than what I had expected. It was just excellent!...You are so professional, so valuable with such great qualities. Thank you, thank you, thank you… CCIC is just priceless. Painful, but an experience to be cherished forever”
Rebecca Serviansky, 2009, Es, En

“Both as a teacher, though mainly of literature, and as an interpreter I certainly got inspiration to last me a few additional years of working life…”
Jørgen Engraf, 2009, Dk, En, Fr

“I would like to add to the wave of thanks you received recently following your course. I am in the process of assimilating the extensive sources of valuable information I received from you throughout the course. I m sure these seeds will bear good fruits for all of us. Personally I appreciated your passion, I must admit quite unusual after so many years of career…The networking has been great!! …this fortnight has been really ‘special’ in any sense….the experience and friendship bonding was beyond my anticipation”
Anna-Rita Giammetta, 2009, It, Es, En

“I’ve never been to any course that was so well organised and professional as the CCIC. I could see and feel every day how much thought and consideration you had put into the content of the course… Your humorous and motivating approach was something I appreciated very, very much…During the CCIC, I collected so much food for thought as to how to improve my interpreting skills…that it will last me for years to come.”
Johannes Weber, 2008, De, En

“Enjoyed it a lot, extremely interesting, though very, very tired at the moment! Want to thank you all very much; I’m touched by your commitment and kindness”
Fiorenza Timmer, 2008, It, Nl, En

“Teachers are wonderful persons and a great inspiration! Whole package was wonderful, very enjoyable and inspiring.”
Ricarda Gras, 2008, De, En

“I have the feeling I’ve made one of the best investments ever (time, money), plus I met nice colleagues. I thank you for the two exhausting but great weeks!”
Brigitte Antoine, 2008, FR, EN

”I appreciated : the philosophy of the course : create difficult situations, not to discourage or humiliate the students, as happens in some schools, but to learn how to cope with difficulties ;  the atmosphere of the course, full of energy, passion for the job, and human.”
Stéphanie Moreau, 2008, Fr, It, En, De

“Thank you again for an incredible time and for the opportunity to partake of your knowledge and experience in the field of conference interpreting - and beyond... My time in Cambridge was indeed at times trying, yet I would not trade it for anything on earth and will forever cherish every second spent there.”
Lourdes Ruiz, 2008, Es, En

“Despite a degree of moaning and groaning about the utter difficulty of the Course, I did appreciate that the standards were set so high
Helen Ferguson, 2007, En, D, Fr