Publication details [#906]

Kornakov, Peter K. 2000. Five principles and five skills for training interpreters. Meta 45 (2) : 241–248.


This article provides a brief description of a number of guided training exercises which are used with groups and which can be used by all students outside the classroom as part of their self-training. A number of techniques aiming to develop key skills essential for any interpreter are analysed. Some definitions, including intuition, attention, concentration, dominant hemisphere/ear preference are introduced in the article with regard to interpreting. The article aims to answer the questions of what skills future interpreters should be taught and what kinds of skills are needed to teach them. Specific training for each skill is described in detail.
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