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Language Practice Administration

Using language for success in language practice

This short course, offered at NQF level 5, is presented as part of the Diploma in Legal Interpreting. In this course, learners will develop the required skills to use language creatively and effectively in specific professional contexts and other language-related project management situations. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of listening and speaking skills in a variety of professional contexts, including terminology acquisition and cultural competence.

Upcoming course: 19 June - 11 August 2023 

Registration Closes: 09 June 2023 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic upcoming courses may run ONLINE.

Course Fee

The course costs R11 500.

Classes are subject to a minimum of 8 students. We reserve the right not to run a particular course in an intake if there is insufficient demand. 


The course is part-time and runs for 8 weeks (40 hours) 


Participants who meet all minimum requirements for the course are awarded a certificate of competence.

Programme Overview

Language practice administration for language professionals is offered as part of the Diploma in Legal interpreting. In this course, interpreters are shown what happens behind the scenes of an interpreting agency. They are given insight as to how to arrange an interpreting event as well as how to appropriately budget for an interpreting event. This course provides language refinement in the form of functional writing specifically focussing on the typical functional writing in an interpreting agency setting.

The Diploma in Legal Interpreting, which is accredited by SASSETA, is aimed at upgrading language practitioners’ skills in interpreting and thereby improving their career prospects. Qualifying students who pass the Diploma in Legal Interpreting will be able to apply to enroll in Postgraduate Diploma in Translation or Interpreting at Wits, subject to terms and conditions set by the University Senate.

This course starts on 15 August 2022.

This course is presented in a blended learning format. Class times: 09:00 - 15:30


SASSETA accredited Diploma in Legal Interpreting.

Entry Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following requirements when applying for the course: 

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (approved by SAQA).
  • Fluent English.
  • Basic computer literacy.
Career Opportunities

This course provides learners with the administrative skills to function as a freelance language practioner.