Key Facts

  • Starting
    4 Jun 2024
    Start Time
    End Time
    4 Weeks
    Study Mode
    Part Time Day
    Start Date
    4 Jun 2024
    Short Course


    19+ Fee
    £ 0 - 40
Introduction to Legal Interpreting

This hybrid course is for prospective and practicing interpreters who are interested in working in the legal sector. It includes two online sessions to introduce note-taking (a memory aid used by professional interpreters to retrieve information efficiently when interpreting consecutively), a court visit in central London, and an online session of role-play practice.

  • Course Content

    04/06/24 - Session 1 (remote learning) General introduction to the note-taking systems and techniques with some suggested general symbols. 11/06/24 - Session 2 (remote learning) Students will be introduced to some suggested symbols for legal terms and will practise note-taking. Students will also be encouraged to develop the symbols and the system that best work for them. 18/06/24 - Session 3 (London, in person) Court Visit: Students will visit a court in central London with their tutor and will observe proceedings. They will learn about the courtroom and officials, and take down notes about cases. 25/06/24 - Session 4 (remote learning) Role-play practice: students will interpret consecutively a legal role-play from and into English.

  • Additional Information

    this course is free for students who are on low income or certain type of benefits. if unsure if you qualify for a free course, please contact admissions 0208 918 7777

  • Course Structure

    this is a 4 weeks course sessions 1,2 and 4th are remote learning session 3 is a visit to the Magistrates Court (London)

  • Assessment Details

    tutors will assess the learners during the class