International School of Linguists celebrates International Translation Day
The International School of Linguists (ISL) – which creates and delivers accredited courses supporting thousands of professional linguists and businesses across the world – is celebrating International Translation Day, 30 September.
The language services profession is becoming increasingly essential in an age of progressing globalisation and international trade. ISL recently became an Ascentis Recognised Centre, enabling it to launch a range of accredited courses that qualify linguists to undertake paid professional interpreting assignments for the public sector.
ISL has already released its first recognised qualification – Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting – and ISL is set to unveil a raft of newly created accredited translation courses in 2015. Robert Mynett, General Manager of the International School of Linguists, says: “The language services profession is predicted to be worth $47 billion by 2018. “The demand for professional translators and interpreters is growing with it an equal pace. Translation is a vital resource, whether in relation to legal procedure, translating website content or even translating product manuals.” “International Translation Day is important because it recognises and celebrates the enormous contribution the linguist community is making to education, business and everyday life in an increasingly global age.”
International Translation Day is celebrated each year on 30 September, on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator considered as the patron saint of translators.
Notes to Editors: The International School of Linguists (ISL) is an independent learning organisation and Ascentis Awarding Centre, providing unrivalled expertise in linguistic assessment, training and nationally-recognised Accreditation. Since being established in 2010, ISL has created and delivered courses to support thousands of linguists and clients across the world. Its expertise enables corporate clients to protect their brands and both corporate and public-sector organisations to protect people working in challenging environments.