Oral Exam Prep for Interpreters

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get out your red pens, it's test prep time! Get out your red pens, it’s test prep time!

Last month the Language Services crew at the academic health center where I work started prep for CCHI’s oral exam, which they’re planning to take at the end of July.  We started by prepping for the biggest part of the test, consecutive interpreting.  We’ve also done some prep with simultaneous interpreting.  I’m sharing here how we’re getting ready, in case it is useful to you!  This is the method I learned when prepping for my state court oral exam, and then we used this same method in some of my grad school courses. Here’s what you’ll need:

Texts: Dialogues (for consecutive) or monologues (for simultaneous), and audio recordings of the same dialogues (or monologues).

Recording device: You can download one free on your smartphone, or use a digital recorder. You can try http://www.vocaroo.com on your browser, or download Audacity to your…

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Author: francoglez

Hola, soy Francisco, de Mexico, profesional de idiomas. Ahora vivo en California. Me interesa el activismo. I am a professional individual working as a freelance in the language teaching business. I am originally from Mexico, but a permanent resident since 2005. I have lived in the Bay Area for 10 years and 1 year in Boston I am a laid back person. I do not have any pets, but I love cats. I do not smoke but I drink a beer or two at home or at some events Hasta Pronto.