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Interpreting courses in UK and Europe
Thread poster: bewley
bewley  Identity Verified
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French to English
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Sep 25, 2005

Does anyone know of any interpreting courses in the UK or Europe? I have a post graduate degree in translating and speak French fluently, but I'd like some additional training before launching myself as an interpreter. Does anyone know of any courses? The only ones I can find are combined translating and interpreting courses and I've already completed the translating component. Does anyone also have any general advice about getting into interpreting? Thanks in advance. Sarah

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Hilary Davies Shelby
United States
Local time: 05:46
German to English
DPSI Sep 26, 2005

How about going for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting?

Here's more info about it:
http://www.iol.org.uk/qualifications/exams_dpsi.asp

And they do have preparation courses:
http://www.iol.org.uk/qualifications/IoL-DPSI-Courses-Sept-2005.pdf


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Courses by Languages Services, IOL Sep 26, 2005

Hi Sarah,

Language Services, part of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, organise courses. Details can be found on
http://www.iol.org.uk/lsl/met.asp - they currently advertise courses in business, conference, medical and court interpreting.

I am booked on the court interpreting course in London next Monday.


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Debora Villa
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Language Services Court Interpreting Course Nov 12, 2005

Dear Anna Lee,

I have I have read you comment on the forum about your attendance to the above course last September. As I am contemplating attending the same course in the new year, I'd be very interested in your feedback.

Thanks


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Interpreting course Nov 12, 2005

I'm pleased to say that I can highly recommend this course.
It is given to a small group of people (8) in a professional business environment. The lecturer was highly competent, both as an interpreter and as a teacher. She told us about different types of courts, different types of hearings, the court procedure, oath of affirmation, where to sit or stand, etc. We received an interpreter's diary and a huge file with the presentation, an extensive glossary, useful addresses and references. In the afternoon, a magistrate gave us a talk with even more information about courts and hearings. Overall, an extremely useful course that will make me feel much better equipped to deal with difficult situations in the future.


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