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SSLMIT (Trieste and Forlì)

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SSLMIT (Trieste and Forlì)

Postby Dolmetscherin » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:11 am

Hi everyone! :) I'm new to the forum!
My name's Ilaria and I'm an Italian undergraduate Translation and Interpreting ("Mediazione linguistica" in Italian) student.
I'd like to attend a Conference Interpreting post-graduate course (laurea specialistica) at Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori (SSLMIT), either in Trieste or Forlì.
Does anyone have information about how to prepare for the entrance exams?
Are both the entrance exams structured in the same way or are there differences between them?

Thanks in advance!

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Postby Kristiina » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:39 pm

Hi!
About the entrance exams they've got information on their official websites, and they've also published some past exam tests.
Unfortunately I can't answer the other questions :(
Good luck!
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Postby dida » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:21 pm

Hi Ilaria.
I tried the exam in Forlì 4 years ago...unfortuntely I failed, nut now I'm attending an Interpreting Course in Milan.
The exam was hard. I don't know if it has changed...I still remember a paraphrase in Italian from a text by Bruno Vespa in a class of 25 people, speaking at the same time....I don't want to discourage you...Just try to prepare as much as possible with sight translation, paraphrase, synonyms and antonyms...
Good Luck!!!
:D

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Postby Dolmetscherin » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:43 pm

Thanks to both of you for the replies (and for the "Good luck"s as well)! :)

Dida, for which languages did you try the test?
I'd like to try the one for English and French, since I would like my combination to be: A - Italian (obviously ;)), B - English, C - French (even if in Forlì both the languages are active, unless you choose the other combination, that has one active language and two passive ones).
Which level (B2, C1, C2...) do they require at the entrance exam? I'd like to know it beforehand so, for example, if they require a C1 level, I'd get ready even by studying for language certifications for both the languages I'd like to study there.

How is the course in Milan? Which is, exactly, the school you're attending?
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Postby dida » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:45 pm

Hi Ilaria.
I tried English B and French C, because at that time my English was stronger than my French. Now I attend the course of Scuole CIviche Milano in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg. It was difficult at the beginning, because the course of Mediazione linguistica I attended wasn't enough for doing well in such a course, but now it's going better. What course did you attend?
As for the level they require in Forlì , I really don't remember...check on the web-site. :)


Aymeric, I read your blog about Bruxelles...now do you understand why we Italians are always so negative about our combinations? :cry:

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Postby blade_2708 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:21 pm

Hi everyone... I'm a student at ISIT (Istituto Universitario Interpreti e Traduttori) in Trento and I've heard that getting into Trieste/Forlì is quite hard... Anyway, somebody must be able to come into one of those school, as they are still open...so it mustn't be impossible :-D The only think is that Mediazione Linguistica and Interpretariato aren't the same thing, and I don't know which competences Forlì/Trieste requires in a post-graduate... Check on the web-site, and if it isn't enough, call them! ;-)
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Postby Dolmetscherin » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:24 pm

I'm still attending the undergraduate course, the 3rd year, to be exact.
Yeah, it's true. "Mediazione linguistica" courses are about both translation and (liaison) interpreting. I would like to study Conference Interpreting because it really fascinates me.

Dida, what do you mean by saying that your undergraduate course "wasn't enough"? That you had to go abroad or study languages at an upper level by yourself in order to prepare for the entrance test? By the way, I'm attending a course in Pescara.

Blade, are you attending a post-graduate course at ISIT? How is the entrance test?
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Postby blade_2708 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:44 am

No I'm younger than you guys :-D I'm just at the second year... Anyway, in Trento there isn't any entrance test, it's a private university... They launched this year some new new post-graduate courses, if you visit www.isit.tn.it I think you will find some more information ;-)
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Postby Dolmetscherin » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:41 pm

Dida, where are entrance tests (at SSLMIT, I mean) usually held? In interpreting booths, by chance? Or at a linguistic lab?
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Postby dida » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:53 am

In Forlì, we were 25 people, all in the same linguistic lab.... :?
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Postby Dolmetscherin » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:49 am

So, could it be possible to hear the voices of the other 24 people who are doing the test, while doing the reformulation parts?
Or is it suggested to speak into a microphone in a low voice?

How many people who pass the test are admitted to the course each year? 25, right?

Does anyone know how many people who pass the test (the Trieste SSLMIT one) are admitted to the course each year, if there is a fixed number?
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Postby Aymeric » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:24 pm

dida wrote:
Aymeric, I read your blog about Bruxelles...now do you understand why we Italians are always so negative about our combinations? :cry:

:( Yeah, at Westminster all the Italians are now planning to try and get a B language asap, to be able to work on the private market...
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Postby dida » Sat May 03, 2008 10:14 am

Hi Dolmetscherin!
You do hear the other 24...you have your microphone, but in a little classroom you obviously hear the others...
I don't know excactly how many are admitted to the school... Try to see on the "Bando" on the website!
When do you have your exam in Forlì? Let us know!
Good luck!
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Postby Dolmetscherin » Mon May 05, 2008 10:16 am

Of course I will let you know!
I'd like to try both the tests in Forlì and Trieste. Forlì would be the nearest city (from where I live) that has a Conference interpreting course, but I've heard that the Trieste school has a better reputation for interpreting (while, in the Forlì school, it is translation that is taught best... but I suppose Forlì's C.I. course is pretty good as well). "So, why don't you give it a try?", I thought.
Thanks for the good luck! :)

Dida, did you go to the "open day" (the one for the "wannabe post-graduate students") at SSLMIT (Forlì) by chance? When is it usually held and how can I take part in it?
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Postby dida » Mon May 12, 2008 7:38 am

No idea about the open-day...sorry!
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