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Micro-Accreditation - Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Micro-Accreditation - Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Micro-Accreditation - Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Outline and Cost

This 10-week, 60-hour program covers the Foundations of Dialogue Interpreting, and will be 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. The special cost for the first offering of this micro-accredited pilot course will be $250.00. This course is a prerequisite for other affiliated courses in Interpretation that will later be added. The fee for subsequent courses will be determined at that time.

Important Dates

Classes for the inaugural Interpretation program will begin on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, and end on May 3, 2021. Classes will be on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Atlantic time:
* Please note that Monday, April 5 is a holiday, so a make-up class will be held on Monday, May 3 at the normal time.

Eligibility and Pre-Course Requirements

This inaugural course in Interpretation is open to members of ATINS or those residing in Atlantic Canada who are looking for further training in the field (later courses will be open to all). 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 already 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 Language Access 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-accreditation 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 will be necessary, after two absences a point will be deducted for each class missed.


The deadline to cancel is 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. After that date, there will be no refunds.

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.

Registration and Deadlines

The registration deadline is Feb. 19, 2021. Students can fill out the form and pay, beginning Feb. 1, at this online portal using VISA, MasterCard or PayPal.

You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete.