Interpreter Training: SPAIN 2019
“Discovering the Parallels in Criminal Codes:
Spanish Civil Law vs US Common Law”
MAY 11 – 19, 2019

The program is scheduled to give participants structured classroom activities, group tours as well as FREE time to breath in the fresh mountain air of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, hike the surrounding mountains or jump on the bus or train to Madrid and explore the hidden treasures of the capital city on your own. 

Day 1 – Saturday May 11, 2019 

Morning arrivals at Barajas Airport (Madrid)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hotel Check-in
2:30 pm Welcome Lunch and Orientation at the Hotel Florida
4:00 pm Group Walking tour of San Lorenzo de El Escorial / FREE TIME
Evening Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 2 – Sunday May 12, 2019

8:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Madrid Visit: Rastro Market / Using the Metro / City Tour (optional)
Evening Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 3 – Monday May 13, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast at Hotel
9:15 am Meet in Hotel Lobby and walk to University
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Class: Spanish Civil Law vs US Common Law + Sight Translation 
2:00 pm Lunch at Hotel or on your own
4:00  – 7:30 pm Class: Organization of the Spanish Court System

Day 4 – Tuesday May 14, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast at Hotel
9:15 am Meet in Hotel Lobby and walk to University
9:30 am – 1:30  pm Class: Advanced Consecutive Interpreting + Group Exercise
2:00 pm Lunch at Hotel or on your own
4:00  – 7:30 pm Judge’s Rulings – An in-depth study  + Group Exercise

Day 5 – Wednesday May 15, 2019

8:00 – 8:45 am Breakfast at the Hotel
9:00 am Meet in Hotel Lobby and walk to University
9:15 – 12:00 pm Class: Investigative Phase of Criminal Cases + Group Exercise
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Guest Speaker: Madrid Homicide Detective
1:30 pm Lunch at Hotel or on your own
Afternoon FREE
Evening Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 6 – Thursday May 16, 2019

7:30 am Breakfast at Hotel
8:30 am – 2:30 pm Group Tour: Madrid Courthouse Visit and Lunch @ Casa Mingo (optional) 
Afternoon    FREE
Evening Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 7 – Friday May 17, 2019

7:30 am Breakfast at Hotel
8:30 am – 7:00 pm Group Tour: Segovia (Lunch: Meson Jose María)
9:00 pm Return to hotel / Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 8 – Saturday May 18, 2019

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Class: The Interpreter’s Code of Ethics + Case Studies
1:30 pm Certificates + Final Remarks
2:00 pm PAELLA LUNCH at Hotel
Afternoon FREE

Day 9 – Sunday May 19, 2019     

7:00 am   DEPARTURE to Barajas Airport (Madrid)

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • 8-night stay at the Hotel Florida
  • 2 meals per day at the Hotel Florida
  • 25 hours of intense Interpreter Professional Development Training
  • Official “Certificado de Estudios” from the Real Centro Universitario “María Cristina”
  • Madrid Courthouse Visit: Audiencia Provincial (criminal court)
  • Transportation to and from the Barajas-Madrid Airport
  • Excursion: SEGOVIA + professional Tour Guide + 4-course meal at El Meson José María

Airport / Hotel Transportation

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019ARRIVAL AT MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT TO SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL

Bus transportation from the Madrid Barajas International Airport to San Lorenzo de El Escorial will be provided at 9:00 am. Those participants arriving in Spain on a different date or time will be given explicit directions on how to travel to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. There is direct metro/train service from the airport to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Information will be provided upon request. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019: DEPARTURE FROM SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL TO MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT

Bus transportation from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to the Madrid Barajas Airport will be provided from at 7:00 am. If you want airport transportation, please schedule your departure flight accordingly. Travel time from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to Madrid is approximately 1 hour.

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