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INTERPRETING COURSES   FROM SHORT COURSE TO PHD

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Interpreting courses from Wits Language School in Johannesburg

Do you want a career as an interpreter? Are you fluent in two or more languages? Perhaps you’re already working or volunteering as an interpreter and want a formal qualification. Wits University is the only university in South Africa to provide interpreting training at all levels, from short course to PhD. No matter if you’re starting your career as an interpreter, or you want to get a qualification in legal interpreting to improve your career prospects, or you want to refine your interpreting or conference interpreting skills, we can assist you.

Interpreting courses are offered in 3 broad areas:

  • Liaison interpreting, also called public service interpreting or dialogue interpreting, comprises general interpreting, health care and legal interpreting, as well as interpreting for tourism and business. It is normally done in the consecutive mode, face to face with the client.
  • Diploma in Legal Interpreting , accredited by SASSETA, this diploma is aimed at upgrading language practitioners’ skills in interpreting and thereby improving their career prospects.
  • Conference interpreting is highly specialised, uses the simultaneous mode and is carried out in the booth (except in the case of sign language interpreting).

All these courses emphasise professional practice, skills enhancement and ethics. They will ensure that you have the skills to work effectively and professionally in a range of settings.

Contact us today and get started on a career in interpreting.