(00 44) 781 863 35 65 se.leschen15@gmail.com

TUTORING for DPSI (Law)

Sue will help and support you throughout your preparation.

Take advantage of an initial FREE 15 minute consultation.

Sue Leschen, lawyer-linguist

Sue is one of the very few legally qualified DPSI trainers in the UK so why not take advantage? Sue will not only help you to prepare for your Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Law) and (Local Government) examinations but will also assist you to find out how to access Public Service Interpreting (PSI) work, and where appropriate will provide you with shadowing opportunities to accompany her to UK legal venues such as courts.

Preparation for the examination:

Practice with past exam papers
Help to set up your legal terminology glossaries
Brainstorm legal terminology
Exam tips, tricks and tactics

Candidates for French DPSI law exams:
Positive criticism of your interpreting performance
Positive criticism of your practice translation texts

You can book as many or as few sessions as you need. Sessions can be either face to face or remote on the telephone, Skype, Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp.

Tuition fees

  • Fees payable in advance of each session on a pay-as-you go basis
  • Fee for one hour: £45.00
  • Fee for 30 minutes: £22.50
  • Groups of two people or more enjoy a 10% reduction of the total price
  • Book as many or as few sessions as you need and Sue will help you to progress and develop
  • Legal Terminology
  • Examination Tactics
  • Written and Spoken English
  • Flexible Tutoring
  • Individual or Group Sessions

Background materials such as terminology glossaries

Legal terminology glossaries can be purchased on the BUY RESOURCES page on this site.

“… thanking you for the light that you shine onto CPD for translators and interpreters.”

Lucy Brooks, of Lucy Brooks Translations

Exam preparation sessions

We will work through past examination papers together paying particular attention to:

Legal terminology – understanding and equivalents (if any) in your own language
Legal terminology glossaries – helping you to create them before the examination
Effective tactics for tackling the examination
Refining your written and oral English skills for the into-English parts of the examination

By the time that your examination date comes round in June or November you should be both confident and competent to tackle the 3 oral and the 2 written units.

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FREE 15 mins

Initial consultation

£22.50

30 minute session

£45.00

One hour session

£260.00

For 6 sessions

Selected Publications

2008
ITI Bulletin Jan/Feb

Police and Court Interpreting and Professional Attitudes

2009
ITI Bulletin Nov/ Dec

Opportunities for Interpreters as Expert Witnesses

2011
ITI Bulletin Jul/Aug

Fight or Flight?

2011
ITI Bulletin Sep/Oct

What’s In a Name?

2012
ITI Bulletin Mar/Apr

Speak up, Speak out!

2012
ITI Bulletin Jul/Aug

Riding out the Recession

2013
ITI Bulletin Jan/Feb

After the Genocide

2014
ITI Bulletin May/Jun

The Rates Debate

2014
ITI Bulletin Jul/Aug

Adversarial Interpreting

2014
ITI Bulletin Sep/Oct

Future Proofing the Profession

2014
ITI Bulletin Nov/Dec

Feel the Heat – Second International IAPTI Conference in Athens

2015
ITI Bulletin Jan/Feb

Quality in Legal Translation

2015
ITI Bulletin Feb/Mar

Bilingual Video – Conferencing in Legal Settings

2015
ITI Bulletin Jul/Aug

Out of the Shadows; Cracking the Code of Conduct

2016
The Linguist 4/Vol. 55

Channel Vision

2016
The Linguist 6/Vol. 55

Northern Ireland: Day in Court

2017
ITI Bulletin Jan/Feb

Linking up in Lincoln

2017
ITI Bulletin May/Jun

A Hebrew History

2017
The Linguist 1/Vol. 56

Cutting Work

2017
The Linguist 4/Vol. 56

Becoming the Voice of Terror

2017
The Linguist 5/Vol. 56

Voice of Modern Slavery

2018
ITI Bulletin Mar/Apr

Legal Action

2018
ITI Bulletin May/Jun

Not Your Usual Assignment

2018
ITI Bulletin Jul/Aug

Wake up and Smell the Robots

2018
The Linguist Oct/Nov

In Harm’s Way

2018
ITI Bulletin Nov/Dec

Legal International

2019
ITI Bulletin Jan/Feb

IAPTI Update

2019
The Linguist 2/Vol. 58

Grooming Words

2019
The Linguist 5/Vol. 58

A Legal Challenge

2019
ITI Bulletin Nov/Dec

The Rules of Asylum

2020
The Linguist 4/Vol. 59

The Final Word

2020
The Linguist 6/Vol. 59

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