About Conference Interpreting at National University of Ireland, Galway
It is the only course of its kind in Ireland—a programme developed in conjunction with the institutions of the EU. Training is provided by practicing professionals in both modes of conference interpreting—consecutive and simultaneous interpreting—and employs recommended techniques: concentration exercises, interpretation from memory, sight interpreting, note-taking techniques and monitored use of the institutional speech repository. Students study the theory and practice of interpreting, and also examine professional ethics and conference preparation/ procedures, along with working practices and conditions. Students will study the institutions of the EU, and the university organises a study visit to the European Parliament and Commission. Irish, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German are offered on the programme to date.
The training provided covers both modes of conference interpreting, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, and employs recommended techniques: concentration exercises, active listening, interpretation from memory, sight interpreting, note-taking techniques, chuchotage, liaison and monitored use of the institutional speech repository. Students study the theory and practice of interpreting, various communication skills and gain experience through voice coaching and public speaking. Students also examine professional ethics and conference preparation/procedures, along with working practices and conditions. Throughout the course, students will study the institutions of the European Union, and the University organises a study visit to the European Parliament and Commission, giving an insight into a conference interpreter’s working life.
- Consecutive Interpreting
- Simultaneous Interpreting
- The European Union
- Voice coaching
- Psychometric Testing
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Public Relations View 49 other Masters in Language Studies in Ireland
- Students must hold a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent), as well as an excellent mastery of their mother tongue and one or more foreign languages
- Sound general knowledge;
- Good communication skills;
- A high degree of motivation;
- Readiness to accept advice. Trainee interpreters are effectively assessed every time they work: feedback on questions of accuracy, style and use of language is central to training. Applicants must show an ability to deal with constructive criticism.
- Admission to the programme is subject to success in both a suitability test and an interview.
In addition, candidates are expected to have:
International16216 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16216 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6716 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6716 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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