Testimonials

Liliana - English into Spanish

I joined the course in September to sit for the next CIoL –Business exam in January. It was great to find a course that could be so flexible and easy to adjust to personal circumstances. I received the tuition I needed promptly and efficiently. My tutor, Toni, was always very professional, enthusiastic and encouraging. I would recommend their services to all those wishing to sit the CIoL exam.

Liliana

Cathy (Italian-English)

Being able to study from home while continuing my job was very important to me. The course advisor talked me through the various aspects that I needed to consider. Once my mind was made up, enrolling was easy and I was ready. The course materials arrived promptly and, knowing that I had a mentor standing by, I was able to start with confidence. Learning from home turned out to be much more satisfying than I imagined… I'm thrilled I've gained the Diploma and couldn't have done it without this dedicated course!

Cathy

Helen (English-French)

For the past two years I have been following your translation courses to get my Diploma in Translation. In my first attempt managed to get Papers 2 and 3, and Paper 1 in the next. Your course had been recommended to me and I am glad I followed that advice. I would like to add that Caroline has been really good – in fact instrumental in getting me up to the level required for this examination. I am grateful and also proud.

Helen

Julie (German-English)

I was delighted to discover yesterday that I passed Paper 1 of the Diploma in Translation and I am writing just to thank you for your distance learning course without which I feel I would not have passed. I would like to make special mention of my tutor, Stephen, who was extremely helpful and encouraging.

Julie

Irina (English-Russian)

I have just received my results: I passed all units and am now a qualified translator! I am delighted because it was a demanding test. Your course was vital to my success – I could not have done it without. I have very much enjoyed working with Lucy, and her help and guidance were essential to my preparation. Thank you very much!

Irina

Bernie (Spanish-English)

The long-awaited day finally arrived, and to my astonishment I was awarded two Distinctions and a Merit! Although I felt reasonably pleased with my performance on the exam day, I certainly had not expected the results to be quite so good. Needless to say, I am extremely pleased, and somewhat relieved. Most importantly though, I want to say a very big thank you to each of you, because I know that I would not have been able to make it without the tremendous support and guidance that you provided along the way.

Bernie

Marco (Portuguese-English)

Having received my DipTrans results in the post this morning, I thought I'd send you a quick email to share them with you. I trust you will be as delighted as I was to hear that not only have I passed but that I managed a Distinction on all 3 papers. As you can imagine, this has exceeded all expectations. Thank you for your brilliant help and support, without which I am sure I wouldn't have done so well.

Marco

Caitlin (German-English)

I just thought I would let you know my results - I was very happy to achieve Distinction in Literature, Merit in Social Science and Pass in General. I am currently travelling in Australia where I managed to pick up some translation work. When I return to England I intend to set up business as a freelance translator.  Thanks for your help in passing the exam, and thanks also to my tutor, Stephen, whose advice I found extremely helpful.

Caitlin

Alison (Spanish-English)

Good news, I passed my Spanish to English IoL DipTrans exam! As you can imagine I was thrilled. Once again, thank you for your help with the translation study courses, and particularly for assigning Sue as one of my tutors! The advice she offered has been invaluable.

Alison

Deborah (German-English)

I am absolutely delighted to have passed everything in one sitting. The Merit in the General is the icing, too! Your course was just the right thing – the practical approach with lots of real translation and Stephen's personal feedback was perfect. Reference book recommendations have been ideal, too. I have just had the exciting opportunity to take part in a literary translation competition and as I intend to add the IoL ‘Literature' option to my credentials I shall be in touch again for more preparation.

Deborah

Joanna (German-English)

Just wanted to let you know that I have finally received notification from the IOL of this year's DipTrans results, and am delighted to say I passed the Business paper and even managed a Merit in the Social Sciences paper! I shall sleep much better tonight than I have done the past few weeks! Many thanks to all of you for your help – getting this qualification is a great psychological boost. Now I will use it to add impetus to my freelancing career!

Joanna

Michel (English-French)

I have just completed the last phase of the preparation for the DipTrans examination. Both my tutors have provided me with extremely thorough feedback on my work and have enabled me to make good progress. Their approach has been rigorous and professional, and they concentrated on my specific needs. Whatever the outcome of the examination, they have given me confidence in my ability to offer my services as a translator and made this experience very rewarding. I would like to express my gratitude for the quality of the course you offer and wish you and your team many years of success.

Michel

Tony (Spanish-English)

This is just a short note to thank you for your assistance with my preparation for the Diploma in Translation. I think I did reasonably well in the exam although I doubt that I passed all three papers, Business being the most likely failure. If I have to retake any part I'll be back in touch for a top-up course next year. I would also like to put on record my appreciation of my tutor's efforts. Both his written feedback and telephone tutorial support were extremely well-informed and helpful, and his general attitude throughout helped convince me that I could have a meaningful go at translation. Suffice to say, I would certainly recommend your course to anybody I come across who is thinking of trying for this exam. Many thanks again.

Tony

Elizabeth (Polish-English; German-English)

Having completed your course and gained the confidence to enter for the exam, I have just received my results and am thrilled! I wanted to tell you how helpful my tutor was - both due to the useful tips and books he recommended and his friendly, down-to-earth approach. Thank you very much for setting me up with him!

Elizabeth

Donatella (English-Italian)

This year has really flown by and I've been meaning to share the good news: I passed my IoL Paper Three exam and am now proud holder of the postgraduate diploma in translation! Many thanks once again for all your help in my reaching this important professional milestone. The support both you and my tutor provided was invaluable to me.

Donatella

Adele (French-English; Italian-English)

I am delighted to tell you that I passed my Paper 2 Business in French and have therefore received my Diploma in Translation. Unfortunately, I was not so lucky in the Italian-English exam but I knew it would be a challenge to attempt two in the same year. I will speak to you soon about another course with Linda. I have been very pleased with my studies with both tutors and thank you personally for your advice, help and interest whenever I phone.

Adele

David (German-English)

Just to say that I passed the Diploma exam – with merit in all three papers. A distinction would have been nice, but you can't have everything. So many many thanks to you and Olwyn. I am now part of the team translating the English edition of the FAZ. It looks just like the original. Very old-fashioned but quite classy!

David

John (French-English)

Received the result of the exam in this morning's post and I am smiling.  A pass in Unit 2! Two down and one to go. Many thanks to you, Caroline and Edmund for all the help given, and I'm looking forward to starting another follow-up course soon.

John

Claire (German-English)

I've been meaning to drop you a line since I've had the results of my DipTrans exam. I have to say that I found the exam day itself horrible! I had forgotten what it is like to sit in a large exam hall and be told to turn over my exam paper and begin and I was absolutely exhausted after the seven hours. That said, I managed to pass, with a merit in the Business Paper. So I would just like to thank you and particularly Olwyn for the assistance I was given leading up to the exam.

Claire

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