Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


CPD is important to me as a professional linguist and here are some examples of recent training that I have completed.


Translation CPD


  • International Marketing Masterclass (DIT East Midlands)
  • SDL Post-Editing Certification
  • Joining webinars about my specialist areas, translation technology and business skills to keep up-to-date
  • Attending meetings of the CIOL Midlands Network and the ITI East Midlands regional group for translators and interpreters
  • Participating in a local Stammtisch, a German conversation group to maintain spoken language skills
  • Reading journals related to my specialisms (e.g. automotive, renewables, high-tech)


Teaching CPD


  • Teaching English Online (Cambridge Assessment English)
  • Teaching English: How to Plan a Great Lesson (British Council)
  • Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School (University of Reading)
  • Attending a 3-day teaching conference organised online by Cambridge English
  • Joining webinars about online teaching tools and techniques


Horticulture


  • RHS Level 2 qualification in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development (two exams passed with commendations, two passes)
  • RHS Level 2 qualification in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance (currently studying for this)


62 hours of CPD completed in the year to July 2020