Course Program

I. Community interpreting

1.    What is a community interpreter?
2.    Why work with a community interpreter?
3.    What is the interpreter’s role?
4.    Skills required of a community interpreter
5.    Ethical principles and obligations of the interpreter
6.    Considerations to take into account

II. Technical aspects

1.    The various interpreting techniques
2.    Methodological tools (including glossaries)

III. Course Program

Introductions to community interpreting are divided into 4 units. Each addresses linguistic and socio-cultural dimensions. The objective is to cover both theoretical and practical aspects of community interpreting.

Unit 1

Introduction to community interpreting, intercultural exchanges and communication involving three participants

Unit 2


Unit 3

Priority areas covered by community interpreting and Genevan structures

Unit 4

Practice and glossaries 

Units are spread over 4 days (schedule: 17.30 – 20.30).

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