WEA Pathways (What is Community Interpreting)

Ref: C3840744

Community Interpreting Level 1 is a compulsory level for those who would to start working as an interpreter. This 2-hour course provides you a great opportunity to ask your questions, and get information regarding how to become an interpreter.

Additional information about this course

The Community Interpreting pathway provides a range of opportunities for people to explore their skills, abilities and interests in becoming a community interpreter.

Course aim

It aims to provide an overview of a Community Interpreting course content, its requirements, the strategies for assessing learners' level of English, and discuss reasons for studying the course.

Who is the course for?

Learners who have done an ESOL Entry 3 level or equivalent can attend this 2-hour course.

What topics will this course cover

1) Understanding what a Community Interpreting course is 2) Providing information regarding the duration of a Community Interpreting course at Level 1 3) Introducing the scheme of work for a Community Interpreting course at Level 1 4) Observing a sample work which has been done by a learner who did a Community Interpreting course Level 1 earlier 5) Talking about a potential job opportunity after doing a Community Interpreting course

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1) Talk about what a Community Interpreting course is 2) Share information regarding the length of the course 3) Discuss about aims and objectives of a Community Interpreting course at Level 1 4) Talk about the scheme of work for a Community Interpreting course at Level 1 5) Talk about a sample work a learner needs to complete at Level 1

How will I know I'm making progress?

Learners will be advised to do a Community Interpreting course at Level 1 after doing this 2-hour course if they would like to improve further and have a chance to work as an interpreter in the future.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

N/A

Reading and information sources

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What could the course lead to?

It can lead to do a Community Interpreting course at Level 1.

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WEA Pathways (What is Community Interpreting) Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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