Multilingual Manchester is working with Migrant Support to deliver interpreter skills training as part of a project that seeks to understand migrant experience of English language learning, and translation and interpreting provision in the City of Manchester.

Dr Rebecca Tipton is working with a group of advanced English language learners to develop interpreting skills designed to support research and facilitate awareness of how to progress to professional interpreter status through advanced training and accreditation.

The project places emphasis on peer interpreting, which is very different to the type of interpreting carried out by professional interpreters in public service settings. In peer interpreting, the interpreter is involved as a co-interviewer and co-discussant in the research interview, in addition to providing interlingual communicative support.

You can find out more about the training here.