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Ever since its founding in 1941 as Ecole d’interprètes, ETI’s Interpreting Department has been the home of many of the profession’s pioneers:

  • Gérard ILG is the author of seminal articles on the pedagogy of consecutive interpreting and his glossaries and phraseological collections in the field of conference terminology and parliamentary procedure continue to inspire new generations of interpreting students, particularly as they have now been digitized and are regularly updated by Dominique LEVEILLE.
  • Marie-France SKUNCKE has been instrumental in moving the Ecole d’interprètes into modern times by promoting the teaching of simultaneous interpreting which she had found lacking in her own training when she was recruited to interpret at the Nuremberg Trials.
  • Claude NAMY as former chief interpreter at GATT inspired ETI’s faculty with his rigorous approach to quality. 
  • Walter (Wady) KEISER was untiring in his efforts to promote the profession and defend its quality standards and ethics. His active involvement in the founding and shaping of AIIC afforded both ETI and AIIC the chance to collaborate closely on interpreter training and research.
  • Marguerite ENGELHORN contributed greatly to the pedagogical legacy for which ETI’s Interpreting Department has been known.
  • Guy K’DANET, as chief interpreter of WTO, built on Gérard ILG’s resources and laid the foundation for our course in International Organizations, now taught by Dominique LEVEILLE. 
  • Viviane VAUCHER has been instrumental in promoting the integration of young graduates in the profession and launched the most successful series of seminars for young graduates designed to induct them into the profession.

Our faculty pages tend to read like the Who’s Who in conference interpreting; they reflect not only the highest level of professional expertise, but also the most forward-looking and creative that our profession has to offer. They embody our vision of professionalism, ethics, and innovation, and our resolve to defend the highest standards in interpreting, interpreter training and interpreting research.

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