CERTIFICATE Translator exams WÄHLEN
Bachelor Professional of Translation / Traducteur bzw. Traductrice diplômé(e)

Recognised Diploma "Geprüfter Übersetzer"

ELOQUIA offers part-time preparation for the recognised IHK translator examination (Diploma: “Geprüfter Übersetzer”) which lasts an average of two years depending on the level of command of the own mother tongue and the foreign language as well as the expertise on business and national economic situations. The course may begin at any time.

This IHK translator diploma is not however proposed for all languages but is limited to European main languages. Should the IHK not offer an examination possibility for your language combination, we would recommend you take the exam for certified translators.

The IHK exam for translators is taken at the relevant Chamber of Commerce and Industry (examination cost: EUR 300) and consists of two parts.

Recognised Diploma “Geprüfter Übersetzer”

Part 1: Written examination

  • a regional studies essay on for example state institutions, the legal system, political and economic conditions as well as on current topics from the linguistic area of the target language and the source language (The essay is written in the target language.)
    2 translations, usually in the areas of economy/politics and law (both from German and into German)
  • je 2 Übersetzungen, in der Regel aus den Bereichen Wirtschaft/Politik und Recht (jeweils aus dem Deutschen und ins Deutsche)

Part 2: Oral examination (after passing the written exam)

  • a regional studies discussion on for example state institutions, the legal system, political and economic conditions as well as on current topics from the linguistic area of the target language and the source language (The examination conversation is held in the target language.)
  • two impromptu translations, usually from the areas of economy/politics and law (both from German and into German)

The basis for the exam is the valid regulation.

Preparation courses for the recognised diploma with ELOQUIA

Our preparation courses (face-to-face lessons as well as online) strengthen and deepen the existing language knowledge and improve it specifically with regards to business. Training your capacity to express yourself in your own mother tongue and the foreign language, intensive knowledge of the country and its economy, the ability to quickly and accurately translate as well as discussion – and negotiation techniques are the main focus of the preparation course.

Table of contents for the preparation courses with ELOQUIA
  • Repetition of grammar
  • Economic terms and their translation
  • Comparison of language structures
  • Translation techniques
  • Translation of technical texts from economy, law, history, politics and culture
  • Cultural studies
  • Speaking without notes in a foreign language
  • Rhetorical fundamentals
  • Elaboration of foreign-language essays and reports
Prerequisites

A minimum of a completed GCSE level and a successfully completed final exam in a recognised occupation that requires training or a university degree and a minimum of one year work experience. Additionally, sophisticated foreign language knowledge.

If you are interested in the preparation course for the recognised IHK certified translator exam, please complete the following form or contact us.

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Emma Lomax

Diploma in English Language Teaching Acquisition (Cambridge University)
Director of Studies

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