Micro-Certification- Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Micro-Certification- Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Micro-Certification- Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Next Session, Registration, Deadlines and Cost

The next session of Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting will take place from Sept. 21 to Nov. 30, 2021. The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6 to 8 p.m. Atlantic time. For more information, please contact us at .

Registration will begin Tuesday, Aug. 17, and end Sept. 17, 2021. The deadline to cancel is 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. After that date, there will be no refunds.

The cost for this micro-certified class is 650,00 $.

* Please note that Thursday, Nov. 11 is a holiday, so a make-up class will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the normal time.


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.

* Previous students at Sainte-Anne; members of our three partners (the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia, Access Language Services, and Alliance Française Halifax); and those aged 60 years and older, receive a 10 per cent discount.

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