Micro-Credentials - Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Micro-Credentials - Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Micro-Credentials - Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Professional interpreters must continually improve their skills and knowledge. Our 10-week, 60-hour course covers the foundations of French dialogue interpreting—enabling you to take your skills to the next level and earn a micro-certification.

  • This course is open to members of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS) or Canadians looking for further training in the field.
  • Previous students at Sainte-Anne, those aged 60 and older, and members of our partners -the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia, Access Language Services; Alliance Française Halifax; Réseau Santé Nouvelle-Écosse; Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse; et Consortium national de formations en santé - receive a 10 per cent discount.
  • Learn online via Microsoft Teams.
  • Earn a professional accreditation in your field from one of Canada’s most prestigious French Language Universities.
Interpretation Badges

The Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting course was offered twice in 2021 with instructor Jeff Staflund, Chief Interpreter with the Government of New Brunswick from 2013-18 and a federally certified conference interpreter (English booth) since 2010. Staflund developed a program from A-Z with input from ATINS members for the base course in Interpretation.

Staflund, who describes himself as a lifelong student, is based in Winnipeg and has been working in the language profession for more than 25 years. A teacher, translator and interpreter, he holds a doctorate in education with a specialization in training interpreters.

Jeff Staflund - Teacher/Developer of course content

 
Jeff Staflund

Next Session, Registration, Deadlines and Cost

The Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting course may be offered during the year in 2023, depending on demand.

Outline

This 10-week, 60-hour program covers the Foundations of Dialogue Interpreting and is offered online using the Microsoft Teams platform. Forty hours are devoted to work in class, and 20 hours - two hours per week - are for individual work and teacher feedback. This course is a prerequisite for affiliated ones in Interpretation that will later be added.

Eligibility and Pre-Course Requirements

This Interpretation course is open to those who are looking for further training in the field.

As a high level of French is required for this course (with some work in English), anyone wishing to take this class must have a strong command of both of Canada's official languages and have successfully completed the ILSAT or CILISAT language exam in English and French with a minimum of 75 per cent.

For anyone who would like more information about the ILSAT, please contact Access Language Services (). ALS is a test centre and administers the test in its offices, for a fee of $200.

Completion Requirements

To successfully complete this course and earn a micro-certification and digital badge, students must attain a minimum grade of 70 per cent. The final mark will be based on homework, presentations, role play, simulations and attendance. As regular attendance is necessary, after two absences a point will be deducted for each class missed.

Make-Up Dates

In the event of any cancelled classes, a make-up one will be held. Students will be consulted and informed in advance of an alternate date.

Microsoft Teams seminar before class

+An introduction to using Microsoft Teams seminar will be held the week before classes begin. Students will be notified in advance

• This course is open to members of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS) or Canadians looking for further training in the field.
• Previous students at Sainte-Anne, those aged 60 and older, and members of our partners -the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia, Access Language Services; Alliance Française Halifax; Réseau Santé Nouvelle-Écosse; Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse; et Consortium national de formations en santé - receive a 10 per cent discount.
• Learn online via Microsoft Teams.
• Earn a professional accreditation from one of Canada’s most prestigious French Language Universities.