Preparatory Course for the Diploma in Translation
This course will help you systematically prepare for the Institute of Linguists Examinations for the Diploma in Translation. During the course, you will analyze and translate past papers. Special consideration is given to:
- the expected readership of both the original and the translated text
- locating objective translation difficulties within the text
- techniques for dealing with these translation difficulties
- the method of rendering Source-text meanings in the target language
- the text-specific register
This course is not a translation course per se: it assumes that you have already reached a sufficient level of skill and expertise to demonstrate your professionalism in translation and to handle the kind of difficulties in the texts that you will encounter on the examination.
During the course you will analyze and translate texts from a variety of fields and gain experience in dealing with the time constraints of the examinations. More specifically:
- translation of texts of general content not including specialized vocabulary
Paper 2 – texts from the following fields:
Paper 3 – texts from the following fields:
- Social Science
This course is open to students who have successfully completed the Two-Year Program in General-Specialized Translation of the Hellenic American Union or translation programs of other Translation Schools of equivalent stature. This course is also suitable for experienced translators who wish to acquire a Diploma in Translation. If you are a professional translator but haven’t graduated from a translation course, you may register after taking a placement test and giving a personal interview.
Examinations for the Diploma in Translation
The examinations last a total of 7 hours and are administered in January each year at the London examination center as well as at the examination centers of other countries. The Hellenic American Union is an official examination center and as such, has the responsibility of collecting and posting the application forms to the Institute of Linguists and conducting the test itself. Candidates may use one of the Hellenic American Union computer labs during the examinations.
The Diploma in Translation of the Chartered Institute of Linguists is a post-graduate certificate and, under certain conditions, allows you to continue your studies at a Master’s level.
|Department||Translation & Interpretation|
|Prerequisites||School-leaving Certificate, knowledge of English at a Proficiency level, Greek mother-tongue or Certificate of Attainment in Mod|
|Who should attend||For those who wish to work as translators and/or obtain an internationally recognized professional certificate|
|Certificate of Attendance||Yes|
|Available to Buy Online||No|