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Introduction to Interpreting

Tallinn University

5 days
200 EUR/full
200 EUR/full
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Would you like to get an introduction to the practice of interpreting in different settings? If yes, then this course is for you!  Theoretical part will include the history of interpreting, main interpreting modes and ethical issues. Students will be introduced to different techniques and strategies which can be adopted in different interpreting contexts


Students will receive guidance for developing main interpreting skills of active listening, analysing, processing and reformulation and will know the difference between different modes, types and methods of interpreting in various settings.

Programme Structure

Day 1: Introduction. Different modes and types of interpreting. Ethical dilemmas.Day 2: Introduction into public speaking. Speech structure. How to develop the ability to talk about any given topic fluently and convincingly?Day 3: How to mediate communication? Understanding the speaker using active listening skills and content analysis. Memory exercises. Identifying relationships between ideas and ensuring accurate delivery.Day 4: Consecutive interpreting. Introduction into note-taking. Main rules and methods.Day 5: Sight translation, shadowing and other practical tasks to develop interpreting skills. Quality assessment.


Jekaterina Maadla holds an MA in Conference Interpreting from Tallinn University. During her long career of more than 10 years as a freelance conference interpreter she has worked for the President and the Prime-Minister of Estonia, during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and mediated a number of high-level intergovernmental negotiations.

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  • Full-time
    • 5 days

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  • Fully structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    200 EUR/full
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    Based on the tuition of 200 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • National

    200 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 200 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.


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