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Specialised Conference Interpreting Skills

Perfecting consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills for high level interpreters

This short course is a credit-bearing short course towards the Masters 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

The course is part-time 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 Masters module in Interpreting at Wits University.

Programme Overview

This short course is a credit-bearing short course towards the Masters in Interpreting. This course is aimed at advanced conference interpreters with extensive experience. Learners refine their skills in both the consecutive as well as simultaneous modes of interpreting.  Learners are exposed to technical, legal, political and academic texts, typical for high-level conferences. 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)

Curriculum

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

Entry Requirements

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

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

Interpreters who successfully complete this course should be able to perform as expert interpreters in any high-level interpreting setting.

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