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THE MASTER OF CONFERENCE INTERPRETING (MCI) at Glendon is a two-year graduate program that uses blended learning to prepare you to join a new generation of professionals embarking upon a rewarding career in a dynamic, fast-paced field.

Your Program of Study

At the MCI, you’ll receive language-specific, professional training over two years of study.

In Year One, your learning will happen entirely online, in real time. You’ll connect with teachers and classmates from around the world in videoconferenced classes. You will also learn to interpret in three settings – healthcare, legal and conference – so that you have maximum flexibility to explore job prospects should you exit after Year One and earn the Graduate Diploma in General Interpreting.

In Year Two, join us on the Glendon campus in Toronto’s affluent Lawrence Park neighbourhood. We’re situated on a wooded ravine known for its natural beauty. It’s the ideal location for you to narrow your focus to conference interpreting in your onsite classes. When you successfully complete your courses and pass the Exit Exam, you’ll receive the full Master of Conference Interpreting and be ready to free lance or seek employment with an institutional employer.

In both years, you will have the opportunity to learn your trade in real-life environments. In Year One, you will take part our Virtual Healthcare Interpreting Practicum. In Year Two, you’ll complete a minimum of 10 days of work on the Glendon campus. You’ll also have the opportunity to go on a study visit to some of the world’s most renowned international organizations.

Your Instructors

The people who teach you are all qualified professionals. Your conference interpreting courses will be taught by working interpreters who are either Active members of AIIC or accredited by the leading institutional employers. Your court and healthcare interpreting instructors will either have achieved certification in their field, or – in some cases – will have helped to create it.

Your Future Career

The MCI will train you to enter an evolving job market. Your interpreting career path can take you to the corridors of power in Ottawa, or to important world cities beyond Canada’s borders. It may provide lucrative options to start your own business, and to use technology to reach around the world. It may allow you to safeguard people’s liberties, or even their very lives.

We Speak Your Language

We work with the following languages.

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • German
  • English

You should be a native speaker of one of these languages, and you should have a near-native command of at least one of the others.  Keep in mind that English must be one of your working language.

Your Next Steps

Learn more about our application procedures, and contact us today!