Our Training teachers of interpreting workshop took place on 9 November 2011 at the University of Leeds. Offered in partnership with LLAS, the session involved MFL tutors teaching, or interested in teaching, interpreting at undergraduate level.
With the growing demand for English mother-tongue interpreters in international organisations, many MFL departments are adding interpreting modules to their curricula. This has brought us back to a question high on the agenda a few decades ago; should interpreting be taught at undergraduate or postgraduate level?
Attendees were able to learn more about the difference between interpreting training at these levels, explore the skills undergraduates will need to progress to professional training and discover the effectiveness of interpreting as a language-learning tool.