Students from the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies
Students from the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS)

Short courses

Our in-house staff and network of external trainers have the knowledge and expertise to organise and deliver highly specialist short courses.

We have many years of experience of designing and running tailor-made courses so please contact us if, as an individual or organisation, you would like to find out more about the training we can offer.

Previous short courses

Four-week course for public service interpreters

Dates of course: 11 June - 4 July 2014

Teachers: Kirsten Coope, Catriona Howard, Rebecca Tipton, Catherine Franc, Peter Llewellyn-Jones, Nathaniel Elcock.

From 11 June - 4 July 2014, the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS) is running a part-time course aimed at public service interpreters who wish to improve their skills in consecutive note-taking technique. The course is distinct from the MA programmes offered each year, in that it aims to fill a gap in the provision of interpreter training, covering languages not traditionally covered on university interpreting courses. This year, the languages covered include Somali, Lingala, Vietnamese and Farsi. A combination of internal and external tutors will be offering training in note-taking, English enhancement and professional ethics. 

One participant commented: "I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the lessons so far. I had no idea of what to expect [...] this has exceed my expectations. Thank you for organising and facilitating such useful course."

EU-funded English enhancement course

Dates of course: 2 November - 30 November 2013

Teachers: Kirsten Coope, Catriona Howard, Rebecca Tipton, Matthew Perret. Toby Screech, Svetlana Carsten

From 2 November- 30 November, MACINT in-house and external trainers ran an English enhancement course for postgraduate interpreting students from the University of Vilnius. The students had their own tailored English programme but also joined our MACINT students in some of their classes and practice sessions.

One participant said: "I would like to thank the organisers for all their hard work and dedication in organising this course. I have found it extremely useful for practising and refining my knowledge of colloquial and formal English, as well as acquiring historical and cultural background knowledge of the UK. I really enjoyed studying in a different academic environment, and received many useful tips, techniques and feedback. I have improved my interpreting and public speaking skills."