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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 interpreters who wish to 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)

Upcoming course: 07 March - 29 April 2022

Registration Closes: 18 February 2022 

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

Course Fee

The course costs R15 000.

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. 

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.
Application Process

Step 1: Submit an enquiry form

Step 2: Complete the WLS Application Form

Step 3: Submit certified hard-copies of the following documents:

          a. Senior certificate (or equivalent)
          b. South African ID document or passport and ID (non-South African)
          c. Marriage certificate (if the surname on the Senior certificate and ID do not match

Step 4: Send us the completed registration form and a certified copy of your ID to wls@wits.ac.za 

Step 5: Complete an English Language Assessment test with a result of level 3 or higher.

Step 6: Complete an online Interpreting aptitude test.

Step 7: Upon receiving confirmation of acceptance into the course with attached invoice, please send us the proof of payment to wls@wits.ac.za to secure your seat. Note that the course must be paid upfront as we do not offer payment installments. 

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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