Interpreting: Introduction to Conference Interpreting (short course)
Why study this course?
This course is ideal for interpreters who would like an introduction to conference intepreting. Various languages are offered depending on demand and a minimum of two candidates are needed to open a language pathway.
The course will allow you to:
- understand the working environment
- acquire basic skills used in conference interpreting
- practise simultaneous interpreting with authentic speeches and presentations
- understand and assess your own performance
There is no formal assessment for this course but there will be two mock conferences with language-specific feedback from practising interpreters.
You will be admitted to the course following an interview with a lecturer.
This course is suitable for interpreters and translators who would like an introduction to conference interpreting. It's also suitable for individuals who have a Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) or are awaiting results and are interested in conference interpreting. You'll be accepted on the course following an interview with a lecturer.
Attendance is daily for five days, from 10.30 to 12.30am and 1.30 to 3.30pm.
The course will be structured as follows:
- mornings: lectures and progressive exercises on specific skills
- afternoons: booth practice
There will be two mock conferences with language-specific feedback from practising interpreters.
The next course will run from 25 to 29 June 2018.
For further information about our courses: Interpreting and Translation brochure 2017