Interpreting entrance examinations regulation

DFLTI students can opt to specialize in Interpreting. The main prerequisite for this Specialization is to pass the entrance exams.

Entrance prerequisites

To participate in the entrance exams, students should:

  • have studied at DFLTI for at least four semesters,
  • already be graduates of the Translation Specialization,
  • have completed their Translation Specialization, but their graduation ceremony has not taken place yet.

Application for participation in entrance exams

The entrance exams of the Interpreting Specialization are conducted right after the September exam period. Like all exams, these, too, take place in person, except of cases of force majeure.

Place and time of exams

The entrance examinations of the Specialization in Interpreting are conducted right after the September examination period. They are generally conducted in person, unless there are cases of force majeure.

Examination procedure

The Interpreting Specialization entrance exams consist of two parts:

Part I: General knowledge and Comprehension of oral speech exam

  • Students are asked to provide answers to 30 questions of general basic knowledge on Greek and international matters. Each question is read in Greek, and then the students are given 30 seconds to answer.
  • Students subsequently listen once to a text in the foreign language of their chosen language pairs and write a summary of the text in Greek. The text read during this exam will be 250 words long or will have a duration of 2.5 minutes. Students then have 15 seconds to write the summary.

Part II: Oral interview in the language(s) of choice and memory abilities evaluation

  • Students participate in a 5–10-minute oral interview. The interview is conducted by at least 2 professors with specialization in the chosen by the student working languages. This interview serves to show the student’s language proficiency and communication skills.
  • Students listen to a 2-3-minute text in their chosen source language and they then interpret it in their chosen target language. Note taking is prohibited during this exam.

To be admitted to the Interpreting Specialization, candidates must receive a grade equal to or higher than 7/10 in Part II of the examination.

Download the Regulation

For full details on this process, feel free to download DFLTI’s Interpreting Speciliazation Entrance Exam Regulation (in Greek).

Updated: 13-10-2021
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