Compacto de Interpretación simultánea inglés

I spent a week in Buenos Aires taking a course in simultaneous interpreting given by interpreters Lucille Barnes and Lawrence Wheeler.

I loved every second of it.

There were a myriad of challenges involved: the ability to think on your feet, the level of concentration, the speed of the delivery, the accents. They are so many that, for years, I deemed it nearby impossible.

I discovered it can be done, though. I discovered it is something that I could do. I discovered that it suits me, my personality and my nerves of steel.

For those of you who are not sure about the definition of “simultaneous interpreting”, I am referring to the activity of listening to a message in one language and immediately transferring that same message in another, orally. This form of interpreting (as opposed to consecutive interpreting), generally requires a booth with headphones and microphones.

I found the whole deal very much exhilarating, so I’ll keep you posted as to where this takes me in the future.

Compacto de Interpretación simultánea inglés

About the Author Agustina Marianacci

I’ve been actively studying the English language since the age of 5, when my mother decided that speaking English would be an asset for me in the future. I don’t think she anticipated how much of an asset and what an enormous part of my life it would turn into. I’m now a full time English-Spanish translator, editor and interpreter living in Wellington, New Zealand, blogging about languages, this beautiful profession and other such things at translationswitham.com.

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