Dick FLEMING, former EU staff interpreter, reminisces about some of the high-level EU meetings he interpreted at during the 1980s and 1990s, work which was sometimes tough, often fascinating and- with hindsight- immensely rewarding. He describes the interpreting arrangements for such meetings then and now and suggests that young interpreters -particularly those with two active languages- should certainly not assume they will never have the opportunity to provide interpretation at such meetings.
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Gemma and I are both interpreters and we were asked to do a speech and consecutive for you to show you just one example of how an interpreter’s consecutive notes are used to convey a message in a lively way, so that the interpreter is taking real ownership of the speaker’s message. [Read more…]
“In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it.”
Mónica nos da algunos consejos sobre cómo vestirse para trabajar como intérprete, o para ir a un examen de interpretación. En este vídeo escucharéis ideas sobre qué ponerse, o no, en un contexto profesional. [Read more…]
This programme is the only one of its kind in Ireland and it aims to provide students with the necessary skills and qualifications required to become a conference interpreter. [Read more…]
In this video, in Spanish, English, French and German, we demonstrate how new technologies can be employed in conference interpreter training. [Read more…]
Zia and Jon, students of the 2012 batch of the MIC in La Laguna, Spain, tell us about their experiences.
Zia y Jon, alumnos de la promoción 2012 del MIC de La Laguna, España, nos cuentan su experiencia. [Read more…]
Helen talks about how to win the battle with nerves. [Read more…]
Jokes and witticisms are a notorious challenge for any interpreter. Our friends Matthew the interpreter and Matthew the stand-up comedian talk about the matter. [Read more…]
Matthew nos explica qué es ORCIT. [Read more…]