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Distance courses... any good? which ones?
Thread poster: McConnie
McConnie
Ireland
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Jul 12, 2003

I'm thinking of doing a distance course with Words Language Services. (Ireland) Would the certificate they offer be any good when looking for a job? Should I go for their WLS Certificate in Translation first or go for the IOL Diploma in Translation straightaway?

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Distance Courses Jul 13, 2003

McConnie wrote:

I'm thinking of doing a distance course with Words Language Services. (Ireland) Would the certificate they offer be any good when looking for a job? Should I go for their WLS Certificate in Translation first or go for the IOL Diploma in Translation straightaway?


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John Peterson  Identity Verified
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Distance Courses Jul 13, 2003

If the course provider doesn't have any information on accredition, you could check with your ministry of education to see if the course is recognised in Ireland or the EU.

If you want to do the IoL's Diploma, the closing date for applications for the January 2004 exams is the end of this month. I know that City University in London offers a distance learning course for the IoL diploma, so that might be an option. Alternatively, you could think about doing an MA in translation, though I don't know if any of the Irish universities offer this as a distance learning option.

Good luck whatever you choose.

John


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McConnie
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Thanks Jul 14, 2003

I'd better check with the Ministry of Education then. I didn't expect the closing date for applications to be so soon.

Thanks a lot for the information.


John wrote:

If the course provider doesn't have any information on accredition, you could check with your ministry of education to see if the course is recognised in Ireland or the EU.

If you want to do the IoL's Diploma, the closing date for applications for the January 2004 exams is the end of this month. I know that City University in London offers a distance learning course for the IoL diploma, so that might be an option. Alternatively, you could think about doing an MA in translation, though I don't know if any of the Irish universities offer this as a distance learning option.

Good luck whatever you choose.

John


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