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hi! any suggestion for a Master in Interpretation or Translation in Germany or all Europe? i´m a native Spanish speaker and speak English and Italian fluently...I can speak a little French though and I´m currently learning German...any advice will be welcomed, thanks Just been told that I would need a less common combination of languages, would learning German make it ok? I need some guidance, please

asked 10 Jan '15, 21:08

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Hi Pablo,

the good news is that your mother tongue would allow you to work on several markets as an interpreter:

  • For the UN, with English, French and Russian as passive (aka. C) languages
  • For tue EU, with English, German, Italian, and sooner or later French if the requirements don't change until then.
  • For private clients, provided your English is strong enough to be considered B language material.

You can find and compare courses' features with the AIIC school finder.

Interpreting courses only teach you the interpreting techniques and not the languages, which need to be on par the day you start the course. So you'd need to work on your languages first. Bear also in mind that having an excellent command of your mother tongue is a prerequisite. Because finding the right words in that language will be one big challenge during the year, being surrounded by other natives, both students and trainers is advisable, so you can learn from each other. It'd be worth considering a courss in Spain, such as La Laguna, rather than in Germany.

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answered 11 Jan '15, 03:44

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edited 11 Jan '15, 03:45

Tu combinación sólo es viable si añades el alemán. Hay una saturación de intérpretes en la cabina española, y en la mayoría de los mercados necesitas una buena lengua B (inglés, alemán, francés) y 2-3 lenguas pasivas (3-4 si deseas trabajar en las instituciones europeas) para poder vivir de este oficio.

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answered 13 Jan '15, 08:32

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