Community Interpreting Information and Study Skills

Ref: C3127042

Community Interpreting is for all those with bilingual spoken skills -If you have interpreted before or are interested in a career in understanding the public services and the role of an interpreter our level 1 and level 2 community interpreting courses will help you to achieve your goals. These courses will start in September. This Information and Study Skills course will include some taster sessions to find out more about Community Interpreting and will help you to develop the IT and literacy skills you will need for the level 1 and level 2 qualifications.

Course aim

The students must have knowledge of IT(word and Publisher) and referencing , reading academic literature online and being able to process it. this course will help you to develop these skills. They must have the skills required to be an interpreter.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Understand the 5 public services
  • Understand the role of Community interpreter
  • Understand how to use IT to complete the assignments for the level 1 and level 2 qualifications.
  • Complete a task similar to that on the course to show understanding ,grammar and punctuation skills.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You will need a file, paper, pens and subject dividers to create a portfolio.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • If you decide to undertake this course , the actual move up to Level 1 will be dependant on Full attendance of this course, making good contributions in class discussions and on passing a written assignment

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Community Interpreting Information and Study Skills

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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