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I have a question for the community: I'm on my last year of my Bachelor degree in European Languages (French, German and Spanish) and translation at the Manchester University (UK).

I would like to do a Master degree in Interpreting. The languages I would feel comfortable using would be: Italian(A) English (B) French(B) Spanish.

Is it possible to do a master in interpreting with more than one language?

Do I necessarily need to have Italian or can I chose as language combination: English, French, and Spanish, as I would still be expected to interpret in Italian since it's my mother tongue?

I tried to look at the various course universities offer throughout Europe (most of them don't have Italian or, if they do they only have Italian and English), but none of them seems to satisfy my requirements.

Thanks in advance. Stefania

asked 05 Jan '15, 09:19

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May I ask why you are not considering German? Is it because you don't feel confident enough with this language or because you don't like it? Having German in your combination (instead of Spanish for example) would probably increase your chances of actually finding work as an interpreter. And nothing prevents you from adding Spanish later if you want.

(05 Jan '15, 10:15) Camille Collard

While you didn't raise the question yet, you should indeed look into job perspectives.

The biggest employer for the Italian booth is the EU. EN B plus 2 or 3 C languages (German + a rare language) would allow you to stand a chance on the EU market as a beginner.

(05 Jan '15, 10:46) Gáspár ♦

Is it possible to do a master in interpreting with more than one language?

You will usually interpret from all your C languages into your A language (Italian). Should you have a B language, you will also interpret from your A language into that B language.

Do I necessarily need to have Italian or can I chose as language combination: English, French, and Spanish, as I would still be expected to interpret in Italian since it's my mother tongue?

Your A language is a bit like the color of your eyes: you can't change it. So you'll need to find a course that does offer IT A, a B language, and one or two C languages.

I tried to look at the various course universities offer throughout Europe (most of them don't have Italian or, if they do they only have Italian and English), but none of them seems to satisfy my requirements.

  • ESIT Paris offers FR > IT and EN > IT as well as IT > FR and IT > EN Being a public university, the tuition fees are extremely affordable and the reputation of the school is excellent.

  • ISIT Paris offers the same combination as ESIT, plus ES > IT. Tuition fees are comparable to UK universities, ISIT has an excellent reputation too.

  • FTI Geneva offer the same combination as ESIT.

  • Bologna and Rome both offer ES, EN, FR > IT and IT > EN as well as IT > FR

A few more pointers concerning the level to attain in languages, both C and B:

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answered 05 Jan '15, 09:53

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