‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’
Once I had to go to take my s.o. to the hospital while traveling in Egypt.The worst part was not understanding enough Arabic to feel like I was doing the right thing and getting the care I needed. It was scary. An interpreter would have changed everything!
Interpreters play an important role in facilitating communication across languages and cultures.
3 Ways Interpreters ROCK!
1. Interpretation requires extensive training and experience!
2. Interpreters must possess a deep understanding of the cultures they work with.
3. They must also be able to think quickly and accurately, adapting to different accents, dialects, and speech patterns.
3 Types of interpretation:
interpreting in real-time, often in a conference or large event setting
after the speaker has finished, often in a legal or medical setting
in a low voice, often in a small group or one-on-one setting
Each type has its own unique challenges and requirements!
No matter the type of interpretation, interpreters must be skilled communicators who can convey meaning accurately and effectively.
She’s a Spanish/English consecutive medical interpreter. She attends our Accent Feedback Club to get better at helping others!
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Happy Interpreter Appreciation day!