Friday, 11 July 2014
Professional interpreting is an art, and high-level interpreting takes this art to the world stage. High-level government officials wield enormous influence over policy issues and are directly involved in shaping decisions that affect the lives of countless people. Because so much is at stake at these conferences, the skill and specialised knowledge of the professional interpreters involved is critical to the outcome of the event and beyond.
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
The legal system can be incredibly complex, and it is especially difficult for someone who is trying to understand it in another language. Interpreters are essential for lawyers who need to communicate more efficiently in and out of the courtroom. An interpreter translates the spoken word in two directions as opposed to a translator who translates the written word. Interpreters think and speak in two languages on the spot and generally without the aid of reference materials or other resources.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Interpreters can you relate to this?
Sunday, July 21, 2013
By Karen Hodgson
In legal situations, a defendant has the right to have equal access to justice. However, individuals who have limited English proficiency - unable to speak or understand English sufficiently – present a common issue in court proceedings today.