Call for Participants – PLOUTOS Online Community Interpreter Training

Tuesday 11 July 2023

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Would you like to become a community interpreter to support third-country nationals in their inclusion process in the local area? PLOUTOSonline training, starting in October 2023, is the one for you!

The training is aimed at everybody who is interested in becoming a Community Interpreter supporting third country nationals in their inclusion process in the local communities and facilitating their journey to autonomy or is already covering such a role and want so deepen their knowledge on intercultural mediation and translation. It will be implemented as an online course in English language starting from October 2023 facilitated by Foteini Apostolou an expert from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, leading institution in the Inter-Departmental MA programme in Interpreting and Translation. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

Requirements for enrolling in the course

You will be a suitable candidate if you meet the following requirements:

  • B2 level of English;
  • B2 Level of Italian;
  • Prior small experience in interpreting for the community (e.g., in reception centres, supporting migrants in the translation of bureaucratic procedures, at events etc.);
  • Basic digital skills to participate in online meetings;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Interest/ motivation to become intercultural mediators.

If you are interested in participating in the training, apply by September 1, 2023 by filling out the following online form or contact with any questions.

The participant number is limited to 5 people, which is why candidatures will be evaluated based on the requirements.

Exact times for each date will be defined and communicated as soon as possible.

The training calendar

1October 2Introduction to the course
2October 9Introduction to Community Interpreting (CI)
3October 16Intercultural Communication Louisa Desilla
4October 23Preparation and Terminology
5October 30CI ethics Mette Rutvin
6November 6Listening and memory skills
7November 13An Introduction to note-taking
8November 20Sight translation and summarizing
9November 27CI for a job
10December 4CI in banks
11December 11CI in NGOs: consultation and planning for setting up a business
12December 18Prospects for further education/training in CI
13January 8Revision, Feedback and Self-assessment

About the project

PLOUTOS – cooPeration for achieving third country nationaLs’ financial independence thrOUgh financial liTeracy tOols and entrepreunerShip bootcamps is a project financed by the European Union under the program AMIF (DG Home Affairs – Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund).


For further information

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