Interpreting: Introduction to Conference Interpreting (short course)

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Why study this course?

This course is ideal for interpreters and translators who would like to get an insight into conference interpreting. Various languages are offered depending on demand (get in touch for further details). One of the highlights of the course is the mock conferences with language-specific feedback from practising interpreters, and you can take advantage of our excellent conference interpreting facilities.

More about this course

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

Assessment

There is no formal assessment for this course but there will be two mock conferences with language-specific feedback from practising interpreters.

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

You will be admitted to the course following an interview with a lecturer.

Who's this course for?

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.

Course structure

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.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV to interpreting-translation@londonmet.ac.uk.

To book a place on the course, please visit our secure eShop.

Please note, you'll need to attend an interview with the course leader.

When to apply

Early applications are recommended.