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Interpretes Jurados in Spain
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Paul Lambert  Identity Verified
United States
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Jan 4, 2006

Hi all!

Not sure if this is the right forum or not (as I'm already established!!), but I was wondering if anyone knew what the rules and regulations for exemption from the Spanish Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores sworn translator exam?

I have a degree in Interpreting and Translating from a UK University but I'm not sure if that's enough - if anyone has any thoughts or information I'd really appreciate it.

Salu2

Paul


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Ana Fernandez  Identity Verified
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Ministery's website Jan 4, 2006

Hi Paul,

you can look for some information in this website:
http://www.mae.es/es/MenuPpal/Ministerio/Tablon%20de%20anuncios/Intérpretes%20Jurados.htm

Good luck!


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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Local time: 01:35
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Good luck (you will need it) Jan 5, 2006

The following is some of the interesting information I discovered when I took the test a couple of years ago:

About 850 people showed up to take the test. 18 people were given passing grades on the written part, allowing them to then take the oral part. I do not know how many of these 18 finally got named "Traductor Jurado".

If you think you did a great job on the exam and should have been given a passing grade, there is absolutely no way to protest (although I encourage you to prove I'm wrong). You are not shown how your exam was marked, nor are you given any grade nor any type of feedback (except for pass/fail evaluation).

Oh, and you hare not told in any substantial way HOW the exam will be graded. No examples are provided on what an acceptable translation looks like and the correctors are anonymous.

Don't forget to continually check the BOE from about February to May for when they announce the exam date. You will then have a window of about 3 weeks, more or less, to fill out the required forms, photocopy required documents, and then send them in along with whatever amount of money they are asking for this year. Make sure you do all this properly.

If I can be of any more assistance on how to undergo the exam process in order to become a "Traductor Jurado" in the land that inspired Don Quijote, let me know.


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