Resources for interpreting students
An e-learning tool which contains a collection of speeches organised by language, difficulty level, type of use, and subject.
Access is granted to:
- Candidates preparing for an inter-institutional test or an open competition
- Professional interpreters
- Other international organisations that train interpreters
This page contains a wide variety of resources to help students acquire the necessary skills to become conference interpreters.
ORCIT is an EU-funded project producing interactive pedagogic tools for trainers and students of conference interpreting. Lessons are in English and Lithuanian.
Follow this link to expand your knowledge in terminology and documents that are used in many meetings in EU institutions and members states.
A collection of websites containing political speeches.
Almost 3000 sound and video clips available in the Media Library
European Union media
The audiovisual portal of the European Commission. Live events are generally covered in the original language plus simultaneous interpretation into all Community languages when available.
Europarl TV, the official web TV of the European Parliament. With four channels in 22 languages, Europarl TV provides live speeches and interpretation.
Live and on-demand streaming from the Council of the European Union.
All online press rooms within the EU institutions are listed here, giving electronic access to press releases, speeches, statements, briefings and other press material.
A blog in German coming to you straight from the interpreting booth. It contains interesting posts on conference interpreting and interpreting on film sets
A Spanish blog of a conference interpreter working for a European Institution
A blog by a conference interpreter, who teaches interpreting and is a PhD student in interpreting studies
A radio blog in Spanish by Department of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Salamanca
A brand-new blog written by a freelance interpreter at the EU institutions and interpreter trainer
Inspired by language lovers everywhere
The official Facebook page of the European Commission's interpreters.
Follow European Commission interpreters on Twitter
Watch our videos on YouTube
Interpreting school forum
The EMCI website provides information on conference interpreting training at postgraduate level provided by a consortium of European universities in collaboration with the European Commission and the European Parliament
Information about interpreting, the skills involved, and how to go about pursuing an interpreting career.
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