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Niska, Helge. 1999. Testing community interpreters: a theory, a model and a plea for research. In Erasmus, Mabel, Lebohang Mathibela, Erik Hertog and Hugo Antonissen, eds. Liaison interpreting in the community. Pretoria: J. L. van Schaik. pp. 278–287.
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Article in jnl/bk
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This chapter proposes a theoretical framework for testing the aptitudes and skills necessary for community interpreting. Existing accreditation tests for community interpreters are discussed and a new recruitment test developed for interpretation agencies is described. The point of departure is the education and training of interpreters. No test can be a substitute for proper training, nor is testing per se a remedy for a lack of interpreters.
Source : K. Foelen