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What do you need to take for gsce to be a language translator

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Charlotte’s Answer

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Hi Hannah

To become a translator you don't need a specific GCSE, although you will of course need fluency in the language you are translating. Unless you are native, this will likely require the language to be studied until at least A level.

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Laurent’s Answer

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Hello Hannah: You can research translation-interpretation companies near where you live ( the bigger cities/towns) are better, and contact them and ask if you can do an "informational interview " to learn more about what they do, they skills they need, and meet some people in the company. Also some language institutes/universities offer classes in simultaneous interpretation or general translation. Bonne chance !!
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Chris’s Answer

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Hi Hannah, In France, there is no official degree to become a translator.
Even though, you should apply for ESIT or ISIT in Paris which are the best schools to become a translator.
Then, some masters are available around France (4 or 5: Toulouse, Rennes, Montpellier, Grenoble for example)
Usually translators make translations into their own language so on top of having a great level of language for the source text, it is important their production (target language) is written correctly. Hope I helped.
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Azka’s Answer

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Hey, in the UK to be an interpreter you need an NVQ in community interpreting, usually at level 3. You can obtain this at most colleges around UK. This NVQ will not necessarily teach you the language but cover broad specific terms used in that language for community interpreting. You do not need to take anything specific at GCSE or Alevel, but you may want to take the language(s) you wish to interpret in the future at school and even university to get a deeper understanding of it and to practice the language. This will not apply to BSL which takes much longer to qualify in.
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