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How Interpreters Juggle Two Languages at Once

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How do they do that? How do interpreters simultaneously or consecutively translate from one language to another? Check out this short video that details some of the skills required and the training provided to interpreters. And it is as complex as it seems.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the lesson having class members view the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the links before returning for a full-class discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • The video "Interpreters at Work at UNOG" models the difficulty of the process and the skills of the interpreters
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and discussion questions
  • Explanations of the training process are very brief and under developed