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InZone launches Certificate of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Interpreting

First post-graduate course in humanitarian interpreting features innovative partnership with DisasterReady.org

InZone is pleased to announce the first edition of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Humanitarian Interpreting.

Building off InZone's decade of experience training interpreters – many of whom work with less widely used languages – this year-long course trains and certifies interpreters with experience in the field so that they can provide better interpretation in conflict and post-conflict settings.

The CAS is a continuing education course delivered 100% online in partnership with DisasterReady.org using InZone's proven virtual learning environment, which is available in a standard desktop and mobile version. The course includes modules on interpreting skills, interpreting ethics, core skills for humanitarian interpreters and international humanitarian law for humanitarian interpreters as well as a module tailored to the organizations for which participants work, including the ICRC and UNHCR. It is accredited by the University of Geneva's Continuing Education Service and builds on the InZone Basic Course, offered in a blended format since 2009.

This edition of the course began in September 2015 and features interpreters working with English, French, Arabic, Romanian, Yoruba, Pashto and Dari. Participants hail from four different continents and include a number of refugee learners who serve as interpreters for UNHCR in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

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