The University of Alcalá (the FITISPos Group — training and research in public service translation and interpreting) in Madrid, Spain, offers a postgraduate program in translation including master's in intercultural communication, and public service interpreting and translation. Operating since 2005 and previously as a postgraduate course, it has a two-way orientation, focusing both on research and professional training. The master's program is aimed at people with an extensive knowledge of Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, German, Polish, Romanian or Russian. Its final objective is to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and the skills, abilities and tools they need to act as linguistic, communicative and cultural liaisons. Emphasis is put in training of both direct and inverse translation, sight translation, consecutive, bilateral and simultaneous interpreting.