Need suggestions for into English interpreting refresher/certificate/diploma courses
Thread poster: Audra deFalco

Audra deFalco
United States
Local time: 14:15
Italian to English
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Apr 3, 2013

Hello all!

I am looking for a refresher course for (simultaneous) interpreting from Spanish or French into English. It can be anywhere in the world outside the United States (preferably Europe). I work in Italian to English but am specifically searching for French or Spanish to brush up, though Italian would be okay too.

Mostly I am thinking of something like a refresher course, anywhere from a week up to maybe 6 months.

Any ideas?


 

CORINA LOICA  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 20:15
Spanish to Romanian
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"Need suggestions for into English interpreting refresher/certificate/diploma courses" Apr 3, 2013

Hello,
you may study in Salamanca, Spain: http://itsalamanca.com/


 

Marie-Helene Dubois  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 20:15
Member (2011)
Spanish to English
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Various UK options - and one in Spain Apr 4, 2013

There is a Diploma in Public Service Interpreting arranged by the Chartered Institute of Linguists. You can just go to the exam but generally the Institute recommend that people do a course first to prepare for the exam.
There are a variety of universities offering these courses. This one from the London Met looks interesting:
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/depts/fssh/humanities-arts-languages/shortcourses/diploma-in-public-service-interpreting-dpsi-english-law.cfm

Here is quite an exhaustive list of other centres offering similar courses:
http://www.iol.org.uk/qualifications/CentresProviders/DPSICentres.pdf


Look out for courses offered at the London Met or Imperial College too. There don't seem to be any on at the moment but they often have short (week-long) courses called "Introduction to conference interpreting".

If you want to take a much longer course, the University of Surrey and the University of Manchester offer Masters that combine interpreting with translation. These generally last 9 months - 1 year in total.

If you'd like to do Spanish, there is a course at International House in Barcelona:
http://www.ihes.com/bcn/translation/interpreting.html

Good luck!


 

Audra deFalco
United States
Local time: 14:15
Italian to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! Apr 10, 2013

These are fantastic.

Thank you very much.


 

Johanna González  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:15
English to Spanish
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Germany May 1, 2013

Hi,

My university (FTSK Germersheim) has a summer school that offers interpreting courses, usually in July, August and/or September:

http://www.isg-uni-mainz.de/index.php

(the site is in German, if you need help let me know).

The European Academy in Otzenhausen also regularly offers a practical course/mock conference. I attended last January and it was a great experience:

http://www.eao-otzenhausen.de/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=eventlist&Itemid=89〈=en

- J.


 


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