Modern Challenges of Public Service Interpreters

The interpreting industry is changing. Watch our video and see what key challenges interpreters of this decade face! To find our more about how we can help you overcome these challenges, call us on 0203 475 7771 or email info@islinguists.com.

What is NRPSI?

Our customers often ask us about the National Register of Public Service Interpreters – what it is and whether to join. This is a brief overview to help you understand the background and purpose of the organization. Imagine that one of your family members is abroad, in a country where people speak a completely different…

Microblog: Introduction to Offensive Weapons

Welcome to our new series of micro-blogs. In these posts, we will highlight the key messages that came out of our live CPD events to bring to you an idea of the types of content we cover. Introduction to Offensive Weapons Delivered by Martyn Mordecai, a highly experienced trainer and former police officer. He spent…

Micro-blog: The Secret to Simultaneous Interpreting

Welcome to our new series of micro-blogs. In these posts, we will highlight the key messages that came out of our live CPD events to bring to you an idea of the types of content we cover. The Secret to Simultaneous Interpreting Delivered by Mirjana Novakovic, a highly qualified and experienced Level 6 Serbian interpreter.…

Micro-blog: Introduction to Domestic Violence

Welcome to our new series of micro-blogs. We understand that many of you may be preparing for your DPSI exams, or have recently completed your qualifications and are looking for some additional resources to give you more confidence in your assignments. In these posts, we will highlight the key messages that came out of our…

Micro-blog: Introduction to Drink Driving

Welcome to our new series of micro-blogs. We understand that many of you may be preparing for your DPSI exams, or have recently completed your qualifications and are looking for some additional resources to give you more confidence in your assignments. In these posts, we will highlight the key messages that came out of our…

National Police Language Services Update – May 2021

Mark Lewis, who is in charge of Language Services procurement for the Police, hosted a couple of very informative sessions on PAIT for ISL on 7th and 8th of June. For updates on the framework, please see the link to the regular newsletter below. This month, the newsletter looks at: Procurement UpdatePAIT Scheme UpdatePAIT Go…

18 months ago….

18 months ago seems like a lifetime nowadays. So much has changed. The way people work, what they do – there’s a whole new ’normal’. People and businesses alike have had to adapt their entire practices in order to be able to continue, forge ahead and succeed. Why specifically 18 months? Well, that’s when ISL…

The Police Interview Part 1

An Interview with DC Kim Bowen (Cambridgeshire Constabulary)

Detective Constable Kim Bowen has been a police officer with Cambridgeshire Constabulary for over 29 years. The majority of that time she has spent working as a Detective, with over 15 years experience working on Major and Serious Crime, both locally and regionally. While Kim has extensive experience across all areas of investigation, her real…

Becoming an interpreter – where to begin?

Let’s assume you are bilingual – you are a native speaker of a particular language, but you also speak English fluently. Perhaps you were brought up in the UK, or maybe you’ve attended an educational setting here. You may already be used to helping relatives with a lesser command of English book a GP consultation,…