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Principles and Practice of Interpreting

Long-consecutive interpreting starts here!

This short course is a credit-bearing short course towards the Honours in Interpreting.  Participants are generally aspiring professional conference interpeters who wish refine their skills in conference interpreting.  The trainers for this course are internationally renowned conference interpreting trainers who themselves interpret at the highest level. They are all AIIC members (International Association of Conference Interpreters)

Course Fee

The course costs R20 000.

Duration

This a part-time course and runs for 8 weeks (40 hours)

Qualification

This course is presented as a stand-alone course.  Participants who successfully complete this course may apply to be credited for one honours module in Interpreting at Wits University.

Programme Overview

This short course is a credit-bearing short course towards the Honours in Interpreting. The course is aimed at aspiring professional conference interpreters who wish refine their skills in long consecutive interpreting. The trainers for this course are internationally renowned conference interpreting trainers who themselves interpret at the highest level. They are all AIIC members (International Association of Conference Interpreters). This course focusses on advanced note-taking skills and memorisation.

Curriculum

Participants who successfully complete this course may apply to be credited for one honours module in interpreting at Wits University.

Entry Requirements

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

  • A 3-year degree in any field (approved by SAQA).
  • Fluent English.
  • Fluent in at least one other language.
  • Basic computer literacy.
Career Opportunities

This high level course provides learners with the skills to function as expert interpreters in consecutive settings such as disciplinary hearings and other high intensity cnsecutive interpreting settings.

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