Free online course – ILSA Speech-To-Text-Interpreting

In this self-paced introductory course, you will learn the fundamentals of live subtitling and speech-to-text interpreting through respeaking – a method of creating live subtitles using speech recognition software. Through relevant readings, video lectures, case studies, interviews with practitioners, and hands-on exercises, you will gain a broad understanding of what live subtitling and speech-to-text interpreting involve and how to become a live subtitler / speech-to-text interpreter. Designed by world-leading experts in live subtitling and speech-to-text interpreting, the course covers the fundamentals of intralingual and interlingual live subtitling and speech-to-text interpreting in live events, educational settings and on television. The demand for live subtitlers and speech-to-text interpreters is growing rapidly and this course prepares you to tackle real-world accessibility challenges.

Expert Course in Speech-to-Text Interpreting (English-Spanish)

Speech-To-Text Simultaneous Interpreting is a novel interpreting modality sitting on the threshold between subtitling and traditional SI (speech-to-speech), the main purpose of which is to provide accessible translation services for people with some kinds of sensorial impairment.

Until recently it was done principally in the intralingual mode (for example from English into English), thus providing access to TV broadcasts and live events of all kinds to hard-of-hearing and deaf audiences through live subtitling in the same language.

In order to fine-tune the skill by responding to the specificities, constraints and demands -as well as to the new training requirements stemming from them- and provide access to live TV broadcasts and events from one language into a different language (i.e. interlingually), the development of a new set of skills is required, thus leading to the new academic speciality within the framework of translation studies called Speech-to-Text Interpreting.

Course dates

23/01/2023 to 19/05/2023


On-line. Asynchronous

ECTS credits

20.0 ECTS