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Introduction to Interpreting

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, July 7, 2017 - 17:00

This one week course is aimed at people who can speak two languages fluently and are interested in discovering what interpreting is.


Whatever language you are working from our team of professional lecturers will be able to provide you with constructive feedback on your output in English and give you some tricks of the trade as to how to interpret.

Led by a member of the University teaching staff and supported by audio-visual conference material along with live speeches this workshop will give individuals an introduction to interpreting techniques, consecutive interpreting as well as simultaneous conference interpreting.  This course will also focus on liaison and public speaking interpreting – two skills that are often needed by individuals.


Course Leaders

The course will be taught by expert staff from the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies (LINCS). This department has been offering courses in Translation and Interpreting since 1970.  It is one of only four UK university departments which have been granted membership of CIUTI, an international body which brings together universities which specialise in translating and interpreter training.  Our new state of the art digital interpreting labs will be available exclusively for use by students on this course.



For all course content related enquiries please contact the course leader, Mathilde Guillemet summerschool@hw.ac.uk

For all other enquiries please contact the CPD Team, cpd.soss@hw.ac.uk

N.B. The course will only run with a minimum number of registrations and the University reserves the right to cancel if this number is not reached by the deadline.