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…

Best Practice

Best Practice in Public Sector Language Services during and after Covid-19

ISL recently hosted 2 live webinars, welcoming professionals who are KEY to the INTERPRETING INDUSTRY and highlighting the most up-to-date contractual changes for linguists. What is NRPSI? The recent NRPSI webinar attracted over 90 participants from all over the world. The webinar was presented by Executive Director & Registrar, Mr. Mike Orlov. NRPSI is a…

DPSI scholar

My DPSI Journey

DPSI Alumni 2021 – I did it! Are YOU ready? There’s been lots of talk recently amongst interpreters about raising qualification levels and joining police and MoJ interpreter lists. You may be considering doing so, but perhaps the thought of the DPSI exam is making you feel nervous.  As an interpreter who has only recently been through this…

Continuous Professional Development

Calling all UK Interpreters

We are heading towards a new CPD Future – which means there are going to be contractual requirements from Public and Private Sector for interpreters to undertake regular CPD in order to access high profile and complex jobs.   Don’t miss out on high profile jobs and complex assignments – we want YOU to be ready for…

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,…

COVID-19 and the effect on our lungs

Source: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/what-coronavirus-does-to-the-lungs (Accessed 12/01/2021) For a specialist glossary on respiratory terms, click here: https://islinguists.com/courses/medical-glossary-respiratory-terms/ What Coronavirus Does to the Lungs Like other respiratory illnesses, COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, can cause lasting lung damage. As we continue to learn about COVID-19, we’re understanding more regarding how it affects the lungs while people…

INTERPRETERS AND MENTAL HEALTH: DEALING WITH CHALLENGING ASSIGNMENTS (Part 4) by Sobrina Soloman

In line with our recent focus on interpreter mental health, Sobrina Soloman, a highly experienced and qualified interpreters, has kindly shared her own recollection of interpreting within a challenging assignment. The following text is a great source of ‘food for thought’ for new and experienced interpreters alike, stimulating self-reflection on how each of us would…

Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting

GUEST POST – ‘My journey towards DPSI Level 6’ by Alina-Maria Vaduva

In December 2019 I decided that I should transform my hobby and passion for languages into something serious and get a qualification. This is how my journey started. Before telling you more, allow me to introduce myself – I am an economist with a PhD in Management and an entrepreneur. Languages, however, play an important…