What is an interpreter

What is an interpreter?

The interpreter requirements are formal as well as personal requirements that one must meet. The formal requirements are:

  • The university entrance qualification as an educational qualification
  • Good grades in foreign languages ​​such as German and English
  • Above-average language of expression

The personal requirements are:

  • Fun and interest in communication
  • High ability to concentrate over a long period of time
  • Flexible and adaptable to new situations

If you meet these requirements, you can enroll for interpreter training without hesitation.

The Interpreter training is a three-year training course. This is only offered at special vocational schools and is purely school-based. Those who want to shorten the duration of the training can do so by passing a specific aptitude test.

In the special vocational school you will learn all the basics you need to successfully start your professional life as an interpreter. Foreign languages ​​as well as the grammar and spelling of the respective foreign languages ​​are learned most intensively, as this will be the cornerstone of the work.

Special vocabulary such as business English is also taught.

After completing your training, you have various options to start your professional life. If you want to work in a management position in the future, you can start studying after completing your training Foreign language didactics, Interpreter or translator.

There is no training allowance in this case. Quite the opposite. There are costs for the admission of various exams. However, BAföG can be applied for as support.