Postgraduate course in conference interpreting

Postgraduate course in conference interpreting

Applications are invited for the 2006


arranged by the the University of Helsinki Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education, Vantaa, in cooperation with MonAKO, the Multilingual Communication Programme in the Department of General Linguistics.

- The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary vocational skills to work as conference interpreters on the freelance market and/or for international organisations such as the EU.

- This intensive training course will begin in January 2006 and will last until the end of June 2006. The course requires full-time attendance. It will be held on the premises of the University of Helsinki, in the Metsätalo building.

- Applicants must have a higher academic degree (MA or equivalent), a mastery of their mother tongue (A-language) and an excellent command of two foreign languages: either an active near-native language (B-language) or a strong passive language (C-language). The course languages for 2006 will be Finnish and English, plus one or two of the following: Greek, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian. An entrance test will be arranged in Helsinki on November 10–11, 2005, for the languages in which there are a sufficient number of applicants.

The entrance test, the interim test half-way through the course, and the final test are all disqualifying.

We reserve the right to make alterations in all matters concerning the course.

Contact person: Erja Tenhonen-Lightfoot
Phone + 358 50 466 8152 during working hours
Email [email protected]
Fax+ 358 9 191 24068.

The final posting date for applications is Friday, October 14, 2005. The applications will not be returned.

Note: If the degree has been obtained outside Finland, the application must include an official statement of equivalence. These statements can be obtained from the Finnish Board of Education (

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