Training the Trainers of Interpreting Studies (short course)

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Why study this course?

This course is designed for professional interpreters with an interest and experience in teaching interpreting skills (further and higher education) and a wish to enhance their teaching skills and methodology. We’ll provide you with support for lesson planning, class interaction, assessment and feedback, and help you develop your teaching expertise and teaching materials. We’ll also give you the tools to understand teaching methodologies and help build your interpreting network.

More about this course

The objectives of the course are to:

  • understand teaching methodologies applied to interpreting studies
  • discuss and share teaching experience
  • pool resources and develop teaching materials to enhance teaching quality
  • understand students' learning experiences
  • identify key areas for progression

On the course you will:

  • attend interactive sessions with a combination of theory and practice
  • learn to define teaching methodologies
  • plan a lesson and set learning objectives
  • undertake assessment and receive feedback: a valuable teaching and learning experience
  • optimise students’ participation: exercises and teaching approach
  • teach simultaneous and consecutive interpreting: exercises and methodology
  • recycle authentic materials into valuable teaching materials

Teaching times: 

  • 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Teaching language:

  • English

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Entry requirements

Applicants need to be:

  • professional interpreters (from public service, conference or remote interpreting roles)
  • currently teaching interpreting for an institution or planning to teach in the near future

Candidates will only be admitted following an interview with a lecturer (on-site or over the phone for non-London based candidates).

Who's this course for?

The course is ideal for interpreters who:

  • need pedagogical guidance when teaching interpreting
  • require support for lesson planning, class interaction, assessment and feedback
  • want to develop their teaching expertise
  • wish to develop teaching materials
  • are looking to build their confidence
  • want to understand teaching methodologies applied to interpreting studies
  • are keen to share and reflect on their teaching experience (peer observation offered)

How to apply

Please apply making your payment via our secure eShop.

A special discount is available for Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) members. Visit the eShop for details.

For more information, email Course Leader Danielle D'Hayer on

When to apply

Spaces are limited to 12 students, so we advise you to book early.