Master in Conference Interpreting Ottawa, ON, Canada

University of Ottawa

School of Translation and Interpretation

Website http://www.translation.uottaw...
Is your training programme Undergraduate or Postgraduate? Postgraduate
What is the official title of the degree awarded? Master in Conference Interpreting
Is your programme part of an international educational network? no
Is your programme sponsored financially or pedagogically? no
Is your postgraduate programme offered every year? yes
Are applicants required to have spent time abroad? no
Must applicants take an aptitude test? yes
Is the aptitude test eliminatory? yes
Does the aptitude test comprise oral components? yes
Does the aptitude test comprise written components? yes
Is the test assessed by trainers who are also interpreters? yes
What percentage of students passed the aptitude test last year? 1-25%
Is the Programme Director/Course Leader currently a professional conference interpreter? no
What percentage of interpreting courses is taught by conference interpreters who are AIIC members 51-75%
Has your staff been trained in how to teach interpreting? yes
Did you provide/fund any teacher training for your staff last year? yes
Do students receive any information about the short and medium-term market potential for their language combination? yes
How many SEMESTERS long is the training programme? 3
Is the curriculum posted online? yes
What is the curriculum's URL? http://www.grad.uottawa.ca/De...
Are courses offered in (long) consecutive? yes
Are courses offered in simultaneous? yes
How many hours does the curriculum spend on "Professional ethics and working conditions"? 10
How many hours does the curriculum spend on "Interpreting studies (research/theory)"? 0
How many hours does the curiculum spend on "Elocution, diction, voice training"? 10
Do you use a digital environment in the classroom? yes
Which digital tools do you use? digital recorders webstreaming & podcasts
Do your simultaneous booths comply with international standards, ie ISO 2603 for built-in booths or ISO 4040 for mobile booths yes
Do students take their final exam before a panel of examiners/jury? yes
Does the jury include professional conference interpreters who also teach on the programme? always
Does the jury include professional conference interpreters acting as external examiners? always
Does the jury include teachers who are not professional conference interpreters? rarely
Does the jury include representatives from international organisations? never
Does the jury include other recruiters of conference interpreters? rarely
Are external jurors' comments taken into account when the jury evaluates a candidate's performance? yes
If a candidate fails the final exams, which tests must be retaken? all interpretation tests
How many times may a candidate retake the failed tests? (Enter 99 if indefinitely) 1
For the last academic year, how many candidates took their final exam? 12
For the last academic year, how many degrees/diplomas were awarded? 8
For the last academic year, how many degrees/diplomas were awarded to candidates taking their final exams for the first time? 6
Mandatory languages
Source Target Target taught
by native speakers
Source/target
taught by practising interpreters
Source English Target French Target taught
by native speakers
Source/target
taught by practising interpreters
Source French Target English Target taught
by native speakers
Source/target
taught by practising interpreters

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