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Consecutive Interpreting (Z080)   

Program Title and Classification

Consecutive Interpreting

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Arts and Humanities

Abstract

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Consecutive Interpreting (GCPS in Consecutive Interpreting) is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work in the interpreting profession. Examples include serving as dialogue interpreters for non-specialized content in community, health, legal, and political settings. You will begin to develop high-level skills in consecutive interpreting (oral rendering after the speaker pauses) and will be grounded in the tenets of the profession, including professional conduct and ethics, as you are guided through the steps needed to advance your professional skill set.
 

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students): A minimum of 6 months proof of residency in a country where your primary acquired language is spoken.

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Supplementary Application
  • Proof of residency: A minimum of 6 months proof of residency in a country where your primary acquired language is spoken.
  • Admissions tests (contact oes@umd.edu)

For complete Admission Information, please visit: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/interpreting-and-translation-gsit/apply

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
17 May
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
15 Mar


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.gsit.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

21 credits required

Course Two languages Three languages
COMM 609: Fundamentals of Interpreting  4 credits 6 credits
COMM 610: Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies 3 credits 3 credits
COMM 683: Intercultural Communication Theory  3 credits 3 credits
COMM 619: Consecutive Interpretation  4 credits 6 credits
COMM 730: Seminar in Health Communication or COMM 762: The Rhetoric of Political Institutions 3 credits 3 credits
Two languages track only - Up to 4 credits of the following electives:    
COMM 641: Introduction to Computer‚ÄźAssisted Translation  (1 credit) not required
COMM 798: Intensive Writing in English  (1 credit) not required
COMM 798: Public Speaking  (2-3 credits) not required
COMM 639: Fundamentals of Translation  (2-4 credits) not required
Two languages track only - Up to 4 credits of the following electives:    
COMM 629: Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation  (1 credit) not required
COMM 730: Seminar in Health Communication (if not taken to fill requirement)  (3 credits) not required
COMM 762: The Rhetoric of Political Institutions (if not taken to fill requirement)  (3 credits) not required

 

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Consecutive Interpreting (GCPS in Consecutive Interpreting) is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work in the interpreting profession. Examples include serving as dialogue interpreters for non-specialized content in community, health, legal, and political settings. You will begin to develop high-level skills in consecutive interpreting (oral rendering after the speaker pauses) and will be grounded in the tenets of the profession, including professional conduct and ethics, as you are guided through the steps needed to advance your professional skill set.

The GCPS in Consecutive Interpreting is a one-year 21-credit program offering instruction in the fundamental skills of consecutive interpreting in interpreting studies, the interpreting profession, and intercultural communication.

 

Website

http://www.gsit.umd.edu

Contacts

Esperanza Pombo, Director, GSIT Program

2123 Skinner Building

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-314-1205

epombo@umd.edu

 

Yana Carver, Assistant to the Director

2123 Skinner Building

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-314-1205

ycarver@umd.edu

 

Associated Information

Relationships

Interpreting (MPIN)

Translation (MPTR)

Translation (Z079)