Publication details [#10841]

Lambert, Sylvie. 1988. A human information processing and cognitive approach to the training of simultaneous interpreters. In Lindberg Hammond, Deanna, ed. Languages at crossroads. Medford: Learned Information. pp. 379–387.


This paper offers an applied approach to interpreter training by way of a series of exercises presented in a specific order enabling the instructor to assess the progress made, and to dose the amount of instruction at each stage. Furthermore, these exercises can also be used as selection examinations and eliminatory tests. These include: 1) listening and memory; 2) shadowing; 3) dual-task training; 4) paraphrasing; 5) abstracting; 6) clozing; 7) sight translating; 8) digit processing; 9) lagging and 10) anticipating exercises.
Source : Based on abstract in book