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I'm considering taking the Master of Arts Applied Linguistics with specialisation in:

  • Professional Translation
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Organisational Communication

at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Winterthur) in Switzerland. Has anyone heard anything about this course? I haven't found any mention of it on this forum.

Thanks Mike

asked 13 Nov '12, 10:21

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Hi Mike,

I don't know the school personally, but I could find it in the AIIC School Finder.

This means that the ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften / Zurich University for Applied Sciences) meets AIIC's basic criteria, although a publication in this directory does not constitute a recommendation. See this direct link for more information on admission requirements, courses, exams and so on.

Good luck!

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answered 13 Nov '12, 11:50

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edited 13 Nov '12, 17:40

Hi Mike,

I think that this is a good school. Several, if not most or all of the teachers of the interpreting section are active conference interpreters and members of aiic (see Nacho's direct link) and/or accredited with the European Union or other international bodies. The colleagues from ZHAW that I know are very good interpreters and I heard recently, that numerous recent graduates managed to pass the accreditation test of the EU.

Nevertheless, I would always recommend to have a look around at different schools and ask a contact of each school for advice and information in order to make an informed choice.

All the best


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