Community Interpreting

Ref: C3743835

This taster session will help students understand key aspects of the work of a Community Interpreter and decide if they would like to do an accredited Level 1 Community Interpreting course.

Course aim

To clarify the role and responsibilities of a community interpreter. This taster session will help students decide if they would like to work as a community interpreter and will help reflect on some of their existing skills and identify some skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • No skills or experience of Community Interpreting needed.

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

  • Describe three places where a Community Interpreter might work and in which situations.
  • List three essential skills required by a Community Interpreter.
  • Identify the difference between a translator and a community interpreter.

How will I be taught?

  • You will take part in a range of different activities with your tutor and the other students in your class.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course (Community Interpreting Level 1).

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Community Interpreting

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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