A course to prepare you for the Spanish into English papers of the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation (DipTrans)
IH Barcelona translator training:
Though the IOL exam provides the focus for the course, the course can also provide broader guidance for people keen to develop a critical and independent approach to translating. In early June we hope to be able to advise course participants whether they are ready for the exam or need to accumulate more experience [ more about the exam ].
The exam takes place in January each year. Our next course, starting in February 2017, will be preparing candidates for the exam in January 2018.
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The course is comprised of 8 modules and is split into two parts. The first four modules look at aspects of the theoretical background of translation and provide you with short texts for you to translate. These early modules are both "academic/theoretical" and practical.
Modules 5 to 8 then look at the specifics of the IOL Diploma in Translation, including the semi-specialist papers.
The assignments for these four modules involve translation of specimen papers from previous years.
By the end of Module 4, you will have sent in 8 pieces for assessment. It is at this stage that we advise you whether we think you are ready for the IOL Diploma exam or need more practice.
Obviously, the decision to take the examination is entirely up to you.
These four modules focus on the exam and cover the semi-specialist papers.
Your tutor will give you detailed commentary on your work and will also provide you with a model translation of each text for comparison.
Simply download the application form (see below), fill it in and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will reply to you within 24 hours of receiving your application. Shortly afterwards, you will be informed by email if you have been accepted. Your translation will be returned with notes on your text, along with the original article.
Please note: should the course tutor feel you are not ready to take the course, she may recommend that you take the Introduction to Translation course instead.
The IOL Diploma exam is held at IH Barcelona in January each year. Applications to sit the exam are made through us.