European Commission - Interpretation

The Interpreting Service of the European Commission ensures that the citizens of Europe can communicate with each other and with the people working in the EU-institutions.

September 29th, 2014    

How important is general knowledge for interpreting ?

Christopher Burin, SCIC Interpreter, explains why general knowledge is important when it comes to interpreting. General knowledge is crucial, regardless of the language used, due to the broad range of topics covered in various meetings... (07:16)

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September 22nd, 2014    

How important is the mother tongue? Part 2

How can interpreters acquire a perfect command of their mother tongue? John Swales answers this question...(05:46)

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September 22nd, 2014    

How important is the mother tongue? Part 1

John Swales, Head of the English Interpreting Unit and interpreter trainer : "... the interpreter's main tool is in fact his or her mother tongue..." (06:52)

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September 12th, 2014    

Interpreter training over the centuries - Part 2

In this second part, Dick Fleming focuses on the XXth Century. So called "Conference Interpreting in Consecutive Mode" was used for more or less the first time at the Paris Peace Conference at the end of the 1st World War... (07:53)

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September 12th, 2014    

Interpreter training over the centuries - Part 1

Dick Fleming, retired SCIC Conference Interpreter, talks about the early history of interpreter training (09:07)

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