TELEPHONE INTERPRETING – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

You’re sat in the garden on a wicker chair, reading a book. Maybe you’re in the living room, watching Homes under the Hammer. Or perhaps you’re in the kitchen, loading your slow cooker with onions and peppers, preparing the evening meal for the family. The phone rings, you introduce yourself with your ID code and…

Simultaneous interpreting – Friend or foe?

‘I’m terrified of the simultaneous interpreting part of the exam. I feel like I don’t know how to prepare’ or ‘What if the professional doesn’t give me a chance to catch up’ or even ‘What if I get lost and completely mess up? They’ll think I’m incompetent!’. These are all thoughts that have been expressed…

Video Remote Interpreting – efficient AND easy???

With a global increase in self-isolation, quarantining and social distancing, many linguists are worried about their job security as they are unable to attend their bookings. Due to demand still being high for interpreting services, language service providers will be shifting their service lines to offer more Video Remote Interpreting services in order to reduces…

Are you always thinking about income maximisation?

WHAT A WAY TO EARN A LIVING!! Using your language skills sure is a great way to earn a living and whether it’s interpreting, translating or any of the denominations of these disciplines, there’s a large market waiting for your services. When a person starts on their journey to providing their services professionally, they will…

The UK’s Regulator of Public Service Interpreting Recognises ISL’s DPSI Qualification for Interpreters

The International School of Linguists (ISL) Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) qualification, has been recognised by the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) as meeting the strict qualifications element of its registration criteria. Those who complete the qualification successfully will not only possess the level of accreditation needed to apply to become an…

Learning Zone: Do you Face Challenges When Taking Police Statements?

As our regular readers will know, here at the International School of Linguists (ISL) our aim is to help to raise the standards of professional linguists. In addition to our range of nationally recognised interpreter qualifications, we aim to build up a number of free educational videos, podcasts, round table discussions and webinars. The subjects of the sessions…

Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting Wins Silver

The International School of Linguists (ISL), the specialist training and testing provider for the language services sector, has won a major accolade for its work supporting interpreters. The Leeds-based company took the silver award for ‘Best Online Distance Learning Programme at the Learning Technologies awards, a prestigious international showcase for the learning and development sector.…

Thinking of becoming a Legal Interpreter?

Here at ISL we have put together 5 top tips to help anyone considering taking the leap and accepting their first Legal Interpreting booking. 1. Terminology Imagine yourself in a court room, interpreting between the Judge and the accused, and the Judge says a complex legal term and you have no idea what this means…

LEEDS BASED COMPANY BREAKS UP CONTROL OF THE LINGUIST QUALIFICATION MARKET

The International School of Linguists (ISL) is widening access to the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI), making it affordable for the first time and increasing the frequency of examinations from once or twice per year to every month. ISL’s aim is to increase the number and quality of linguists who are available to deliver…

Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting

Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting – what options should I pick?

This is one of the most common questions we get asked here at ISL and there is no right or wrong answer. You can pick whatever options you please. However, for those students wanting to undertake the more higher paid, demanding and complex assignments such as the Police and Courts, there are certain options that…

What Prevents Adults from Learning English?

Is it possible to learn English in adulthood? What myths prevent us from learning foreign languages and how to achieve quick results? The answers are below! The older you are, the more tools you can apply to achieve your goals. However, the greatest reason for unwillingness to learn English in adulthood is the next three…

What Do Students Really Think Of ISL?

At ISL, we are really keen on receiving feedback from our customers and students as this allows us to continually grow and develop as a business and improve the services we offer. We are delighted to announce that our first Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting student, Elona, has had all of her work signed…