Practice Makes Perfect: The Axiomatic Truth About Interpreting

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May 25, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

Practice makes perfect. Truer words were never spoken when it comes to interpreting. With enough practice, many aspects of the interpreting task become almost automatic, including common greetings, specialized terminology, and more. Developing interpreting skill beyond this sounds straight forward: just practice. Yet the challenges to “just practice” can feel insurmountable. How to find suitable practice material? Is there enough material? Do I have to listen to recordings of myself speaking? How do I get feedback if I practice alone? By drawing on their extensive network of peers, the speaker will share ideas on how to address all these points and more.