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Developing Your Skills as a Community Interpreter Level 2 (Ascentis)

For those who have completed a Level 1 Interpreting course. This course is the ideal opportunity for you to develop some of the academic skills that you will need in order to progress onto the Level 3 qualifications in Community Interpreting, whilst also developing your knowledge of interpreting practice and the public services. We will look at how to improve your written expression in academic English and how to carry out research for interpreting assignments effectively. All the academic skills taught on the course will be embedded in the context of increasing your knowledge of Community Interpreting. Entry is by interview only. Please visit our website or contact the Centre for further information.

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Who is this course for

This course is for those who have completed a Level 1 Understanding Community Interpreting course already and need to develop their academic skills to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting course. It is not a training course. Contact Austin Hill if you wish to apply. Current students should speak to their course tutor.

What does this course cover

The course will focus on developing the following skills:
-improving punctuation and grammar skills in English.
- speaking and listening skills
- problem solving skills
- developing reading strategies
- developing research skills
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Use punctuation and grammar correctly
- To communicate with others clearly and efficiently
- To present as well as obtain information
- To understand factors which might influence solutions to problems
- To use evidence in problem solving
- To apply problem solving processes
- To use appropriate reading strategies
- To use organisational features to locate information and understand vocabulary in different context and different genres of texts
- To understand different types of research methods and their uses.
- To understand how to plan a report or piece of research
- To understand how to report, present and evaluate research.


What will it be like

Teaching and learning methods will be based on individual , pair and group work , presentation from learners and tutors.
Assessment methods will include :
-ongoing assessment by tutor
- portfolio of evidence assessed by tutor
- internal and external moderation for the accreditation

What else do you need to buy or do

Students will need to provide their own folder as well as a USB / memory stick.
They would also be advised to engage in voluntary interpreting work to build experience in the Community Interpreting field.

What this course could lead to

This course a stepping stone to proceed to level 3 Ascentis Certificate in Community Interpreting, upon the recommendation of the course tutor. You may also be interested in taking a course in English Pronunciation at the Mary Ward Centre or elsewhere.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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