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Interpreters convert spoken or sign language statements from one language to another. Interpreting involves listening to, understanding and memorising content in the original 'source' language, then reproducing statements, questions and speeches in a different 'target' language. This is often done in only one direction, normally into the interpreter's native language, but may be on a two-way basis.
Interpreters work in the following settings:
Interpreting can be carried out in person, by telephone or via video conferencing and internet-based technologies.
There are several types of interpreting.
The following work activities are likely in any interpreting setting:
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