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Any experience at Heriot Watt University?

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Re: Any experience at Heriot Watt University?

Postby markbelcher » Fri May 28, 2010 9:46 pm

Perhaps you could get in touch with Germersheim, which is running an interpreting course this year between Slovak and German. They've extended the deadline - which might suggest they're having trouble finding enough eligible candidates - and the institute has a good reputation. Call them and explain your situation, perhaps they can help. Good luck!

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Re: Any experience at Heriot Watt University?

Postby mimiska » Sun May 30, 2010 12:14 pm

Oh, what a pity! I don't speak german:((( Thanks, anyway!
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Re: Any experience at Heriot Watt University?

Postby rita » Sat May 26, 2012 10:44 am

I´ve been offered to do a test at Heriot Watt university as I applied for a master in translating and conference interepreting.
BUT, although I´m very keen on doing it and leading my career to translating and interpreting, I´m not sure about my possibilities. I´m getting too nervous and I actually don´t know whether to take the entrance exam or not.
I am a spanish native-speaker and work as an English and Spanish teacher. Let´s say that my profile is not suitable for that master since I have neither idea about translating techniques nor basic interpreting parameters. Consequently, I´m terrified!
could anybody tell me if I have any chance to be accepted? what´s the exam like? any advice?

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Re: Any experience at Heriot Watt University?

Postby Aymeric » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:05 pm

Hi Rita,

I think most applicants are in the same situation ... I don't think you are required to have prior interpreting experience. I don't think you have much to lose if you just take the exam... it would be a good way of getting a more specific idea about what is expected of interpreters.
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