Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation

Plan of Study, Interpreting—Graduate Certificate

Plan | Outcomes

Plan of Study

The Graduate Certificate in Consecutive Interpreting (GC-Interpreting) provides one-year, 21-credits of full-time core training in the fundamental skills of consecutive interpreting in interpreting studies, the interpreting profession, and intercultural communication.

Students enroll in 10 to 11-credits in the fall semester; 10 to 11-credits in the spring semester as detailed in the plan of study, below. Students should use the plan of study as a guide to develop individual plans with the program director.  Specific meet information may be found on Testudo, UMD’s online schedule of classes. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completion of the GC-Interpreting, students should be able to:

  • Perform as a consecutive or dialogue interpreter in professional settings (e.g., effective use of fundamental interpreting skills, time and resources for interpreting assignment preparation, logistics and workload management, coordination and cooperation with colleagues, effective and constructive self-assessment of performance, ability to provide constructive peer feedback),
  • Use simultaneous interpreting equipment,
  • Work knowledge on topics that characterize private and public-sector settings in the respective language combination, and
  • Understand the history, current developments, procedures and practices of representative organizations and institutions that provide or use interpreting services.

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