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Simultaneous Interpreting

The professional diploma in Simultaneous Interpreting aims at developing learners’ interpreting competencies, including public speaking and conference interpreting. Moreover, it widens their scope of current events around the globe and builds on their repertoire of terminology used in various areas and fields of interpreting. It trains learners on booth interpreting, skills necessary for consecutive interpreting in conferences and on-site interpreting. It enhances learners’ techniques and strategies to overcome challenges likely to arise.

1- Foundation Certificate in Translation and Interpreting**

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must pass the Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) and scores course ENGGB2A
  • Applicants who score ENGGB1C from SEPT or pass ENGGB1B can take English for Translators SLET 101 (60 hours)
  • Applicants must pass the Arabic Proficiency Test (APT) with a minimum grade of 80
  • Applicants who do not pass the APT must take the Arabic grammar ARBF 101 course
  • Applicants must have basic computer literacy



Code    Title   CEUs*            Prerequisite(s)      
Technology For Translators and Interpreters
Contrastive Grammar and Stylistics
Translation Techniques and Text Types
Introduction to Interpreting
STTI101 and STTI102
STTI101 and STTI102

2- Professional Diploma in Simultaneous Interpreting

Admission Requirements

  •  Bachelor Degree
  • Applicants must pass SCMM B1 3 or score in Oral SEPT score SCMMB2 1
Code    Title   CEUs*            Prerequisite(s)      
Public Speaking for Interpreters
Foundation Certificate in Translation and Interpreting 
Conference Procedures for Interpreters
3 Foundation Certificate in Translation and Interpreting 
Consecutive Interpreting
3 STSI101/ STSI102
Advanced Consecutive Interpreting
3 STSI201
Simultaneous Interpreting
3 STSI101/ STSI102
STSI302 Advanced Problem Solving in Simultaneous Interpreting
3 STSI202

*One continuing education unit equals 10 contact hours

** Learners who completed a foundation certificate or AUC continuing education certificate are required to sit for the SEPT if they dropped out for a period of one year or more from the date of completing the certificate.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 18 CEUs
  • Learners are assessed throughout the term by tests, quizzes, assignments, projects or other means of evaluation. End-of-term achievement tests measure learners’ overall performance in the course. The final grade in each course is based on learners’ performance on continual assessment measures and the final test. Final course grades are not based on attendance since, in accordance with SCE’s attendance policy, learners must attend at least 75 percent of the class sessions in order to be allowed to take the final examination.
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