Interpreting Skills for Beginners

Learn the basic rules and main principles of interpreting
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Basic types of interpreting; interpreter's role and responsibilities; interpreting skills for beginners (how to prepare for an assignment and complete it successfully)


  • Being bilingual or proficient in at least two languages


This course is designed for help you improve your understanding of interpreting and help you learn how to prepare for an assignment in the most efficient way, ensuring its success.

This course is one of the training offerings of TRANSLIT Pro. To see our live training events and programmes for interpreters please look up TRANSLIT's listing on Eventbrite or Meetup.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Different types of interpreting, including remote and sight interpreting

  • The role and responsibilities of an interpreter

  • Preparation for an interpreting assignment, including research & terminology, learning new vocabulary, improving memory, using memory triggers

  • Giving and receiving feedback, dealing with complaints

  • Dos and Don'ts of Interpreting

Why do I need to take this course?

Interpreting is a highly skilled activity; learning about interpreting skills will help you do your job with more fluency and efficiency, and find it less stressful and more enjoyable.

Who should join this course?

This course is for you if:

  • you would like to brush up on your interpreting skills;

  • you are just starting your interpreting career; or

  • you are thinking of branching out into interpreting; or

  • you sometimes find yourself in a position of an interpreter when you are helping your community.

Who this course is for:

  • Those who want to earn money from their language skills

Course content

3 sections15 lectures1h 15m total length
  • Introduction
  • Your Instructor
  • Types of Interpreting
  • Remote and Sight Intepreting


TRANSLIT Training Development Manager
Svetlana O'Farrell
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 40 Reviews
  • 639 Students
  • 5 Courses

Svetlana is a Training & Development Manager at TRANSLIT - Complete Language Solutions. Svetlana's background is in providing business, language and training services. She has over thirty years' experience in translation and interpreting. Svetlana has created and run many live and on-demand courses and webinars for interpreters. Svetlana is a professional certified member of ITIA - Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association.

TRANSLIT is a Language Service Provider based in Ireland; it provides support to freelance interpreters and translators by offering them a range of training webinars, courses and programs. TRANSLIT is also the creator of TRANSLIT RSI platform and translit dot com Interpreting marketplace.

TRANSLIT's mission is to remove language barriers so that humans across the globe could be able to communicate and understand each other.