Preparing for your Diploma in Public Service ... - CIOL

Preparing for your Diploma in Public Service ... - CIOL

Sue Leschen presenting for CIOL Members Day 2019 Preparing for your Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) examination CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Sue Leschen is a Fellow of CIOL and also has Chartered (Interpreter) Linguist Status She is a member of CIOL

S Council (governing body) and also a co opted member of CIOLs Interpreting Division Committee and a member of CIOLS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Sue is one of CIOLs mentors. CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI language options

Wide range of languages available Availability depends on demand High and low demand languages See list of languages in DPSI Handbook CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI pathways Law

Local Government Health CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI options within pathways Law of England and Wales or

Scotland or Northern Ireland CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Law work venues courts tribunals solicitors offices law centres DPSI Law option why not do a DPI instead?

Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI) work venue Police Stations DPI does entitle DPSI candidates to some exemptions in DPSI exam See DPSI handbook CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Health Pathway Work venues NHS and Private Health care Hospitals

Health Centres GPs surgeries Dental surgeries Private clinics CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Local Government Pathway Work venues Education Department

Social Services Department Benefits Department CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Why not do one or more pathways ? Take all together in same year Take all but in subsequent years Take two Take one only

CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 Time and money CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI - Financial considerations Exam centre fee(s) London or local centre ? Individual units of exam separately priced (Course fees) Various - depends on individual providers

Earn and learn at same time? Work and study Loans available Skills Funding Agency and other lenders CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Status considerations Increases worth in PSI market Ofqual accredited

Recognised nationally and internationally Apply for membership of National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) Apply for membership of CIOL Provides proof of high professional standards to clients and other professionals Validation of skills in specialist subject area(s) CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists

DPSI Preparation time considerations Approximates to first degree level so high standard Underestimating examination preparation time Realistic time commitment to course and assignments Realistic work/ life and learn balance? Previous PSI experience may decrease preparation time CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists

DPSI - do course or fly solo? Courses are not compulsory CIOL strongly recommends attending a course but does not recommend any particular courses Just turn up and sit exam?

Courses do not guarantee success Courses likely to increase chances of success PSI hours already worked may also increase chances of success CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019

Risks if fly solo? CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI How to mitigate risks if flying solo? Go over past DPSI papers Brain storm recurring topics and specialist vocabulary Read DPSI Examiners Reports Adopt a mentor Work as a PSI Sign up for ad hoc relevant courses with eCPD Webinars If fail some or all of units book a course for next time!

CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Courses other than DPSI courses Example: Relevant courses for DPSI Law option CIOL Translation Division Legal Translation Practice Day 18 05 19 (Book on Eventbrite)

CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Courses other than DPSI courses Example: Relevant courses for DPSI Law option eCPD Webinars Public Order Offences 25 03 19 Online Offences 08 04 19 Modern Slavery Offences 13 05 19 (Book on https:// www.ecpdwebinars.co.uk)

CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Mentoring MENTORING CIOL Mentoring platform https:/ www.ciol.org.uk/benefits / mentoring Free mentoring service whereby mentees put in touch with mentors of their choice

Mentors and mentees agree content and timing of sessions CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists MENTORING Private (paid) Mentoring with Avocate (www.avocate.co.uk) Mentees go over past Law and Local Government DPSI papers and/ or discuss general legal terminology queries and exam technique Contact Sue Leschen for details and rates:

Tel: 0161 962 7984 Mob: 0781 8633565 Email: [email protected] CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Courses, mentoring or flying solo? It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that they are sufficiently prepared for the examination Knowledge and understanding of specialist terminology is key Get positive feedback from course provider or mentor

CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Unit 1 - Level 6: consecutive and simultaneous interpreting 40 minutes components of exam and time allowed Unit 2 LevelDPSI 6: sight translation into English 10 minutes Unit 3 - Level 6: sight translation from English 10 minutes Unit 4 - Level 5: written translation into English 1 hour

Unit 5 - Level 5: written translation from English -1 hour NB: All units have to be completed within 5 years CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI - CIOL 25th2019 June examination Written units dates

17th 21st June Oral units Only alternative November Written units and EN Law oral only CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Oral component Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting Interpreting with EN interlocutor and other language interlocutor in role play in presence of examiner

Role play topics available in June Example Local Government oral Asked to interpret for claimant at interview at Council Tax office CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Oral Interpreting modes Consecutive Speaker delivers speech in short segments. I interprets after end of each segment

Simultaneous Instant contemporaneous whispered interpreting of speech I whispers to client sitting next to her CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Oral Interpreting (1) Key points Present self as professional interpreter; dress, attitude, confidence No omissions or additions

Accurate Right register Reflect tone and/ or emotion Familiarity with subject matter Knowledge and understanding of specialised terminology CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Oral Interpreting (2) Key points

Show have linguistic and interpersonal skills Show can switch seamlessly between consecutive and simultaneous Ask speaker for repetition, clarification (and to slow down in consecutive mode only) Note taking permitted CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Written units Brief explains context of text Read brief and text several times to check comprehension

Text comprises approx 250 words Electronic dictionaries not permitted Dictionaries, glossaries are permitted Use FR- EN and EN FR dictionaries CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Written translation (2) No time to do draft and then do an original version Maintain same layout as original text

Proof read work Check spelling and grammar Read it back to self does it make sense? Practice under exam conditions CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists DPSI Sight translation 5 minutes to study text 5 minutes to render text

Note taking not permitted Dictionaries, glossaries etc not permitted Practice under exam conditions with past papers CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists RESOURCES Knowledge and understanding of specialist terminology is key

CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Terminology preparation tools Glossaries Excel sheets Card indexes Diagrams Photos Tools should include details such as: Term used: solicitor

Meaning: a type of lawyer in England and Wales Context example of how to use term: the client gave his solicitor instructions to act for him CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Terminology preparation subject matter specific materials Newspapers and journals TV and radio broadcasts: documentaries and dramas Podcasts

Speech repositories Knowledge and understanding of specialist terminology is key CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Reference materials which can be taken into exam room See DPSI Handbook for full details Written units Dictionaries and glossaries but not electronic ones

Own reference materials Oral units No reference materials of any kind CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists RESOURCES CIOL DPSI Handbook CIOL DPSI Examination Regulations CIOL Examiners Reports

CIOL past papers CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists RESOURCES CIOL Past Papers Free if CIOL Member or Buy from CIOL website

CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists Last words Practice makes perfect SO.. Go over past papers Do mock written exams Do on sight translation quietly to self on the bus Interpret the news on the car radio Good luck!

CIOL Members Day 16 March 2019 CIOL | Chartered Institute of Linguists

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