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Overview

Interpreters transfer spoken or signed languages into other spoken or signed languages, usually within a limited timeframe in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.

Day-to-day

  • provides simultaneous and consecutive verbal or signed renditions of speeches into another language
  • renders the meaning and feeling of what is said and signed into another language in the appropriate register and style in a range of settings such as courts, hospitals, schools, workplaces and conferences.

Considerations

  • stressful.

To become an Interpreter

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Time Management

  • Conflict Management

  • Medical Terminology

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