Fees: Standard £ 750 Conc £1600 Full £1600
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Court and legal system in England and Wales – Criminal and Civil Law Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting Sight Translation Written Translation
Those who wish to prepare for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (English Law Option) exam, particularly those whose languages are not offered as separate courses Those who wish to learn about legal interpreting at a professional level
Previous experience in interpreting is preferred but even learners with no experience at all are welcome if of the right calibre. You should be fluent in both English and you other language(s) in both its spoken and written form. If you are not a native speaker of English your level should be around IELTS 6.5 or above or Cambridge Advanced.
• Understand legal and police terms and provide their equivalent in the other language. • Interpret consecutively and simultaneously during a role play set on a legal context, from English into the other language and vice versa • Provide a sight translation a leaflet set in a legal context, from English into the other language and vice versa • Carry out a technical translation of a law-related matter from English into the other language and vice versa
A typical lesson will include a topic of English law, work on creating a bilingual glossary, followed by interpreting/translation practice. Visits to Magistrates’ and Crown courts included in the course A combination of whole class teaching, group work and role play. Visits to courts and other Public Service Providers. This course runs for 27 weeks over 3 terms Term dates: Term 1: 01 October – 07 December 2018 (half-term: week starting 22 October 2018) (There are 9 sessions scheduled for term 1) Term 2: 07 January – 05 April 2019 (half-term: week starting 18 February 2019) (There are 12 sessions scheduled for term 2) Term 3: 29 April –18 June 2019 (half-term:week starting 27 May 2019) (There are 6 sessions scheduled for term 3) Language options Polish: Thursday 18.00-21.00 Arabic: Tuesday 14.00-17.00 Spanish: Wednesday 18.00-21.00; Mixed languages: Tuesday 14:00-17:00; Intensive Friday 12.30-16.30
Average 3 hours extra study per week outside the class, including written translations, further reading, further work on glossaries and interpreting practice. Learner is expected to carry out independent research and reading to ensure his/her standard of the other language is adequate for the level required.
Interpreting skills will be assessed by tutor in class, providing on-going formative assessment. Three technical translations into the other language will be marked by an external qualified translator. Apart from the feedback of the external marker, no feedback will be given on the learner’s command of the other language.
You can sit the exam (by registering and paying directly to the Chartered Institute of Linguist) If you achieve the qualification, you can apply to join the National Register of Public Service Interpreters
Tuition fees: bilingual courses: £950 mixed languages: £750. Students can, if they wish, pay in 2 instalments of £475 each.Places on the course are guaranteed only on receipt of the first payment before the start of the course. The second payment is due by the start of term 2 (mid January 2019). Exam fees:The fees above do not include examination fees (about £670) and examination centre costs (£140). Exam entry cards must be filled in and exam fees paid by the end of March 2019 at the latest. You must be registered as an IoLET Affiliate in order to take your exam(s).The membership costs £25 per year. ***Advanced Learner Loans*** The DPSI qualification is available for Advanced Learner Loans which as of the 2016/17 academic year are expanded to learners from the age of 19 and to include designated qualifications up to level 6. The loan applies to tuition fees for DPSI preparation courses delivered by colleges or training providers in England approved to offer loans by the Skills Funding Agency. You will need to bring writing materials and a large folder to file all your handouts in.
If needed, you will be referred for Additional Learner Support, for issues such as spoken English, Advanced written English, Visual/hearing impairment, physical disability, etc.