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Resources for interpreting students

Training resources

- SCiCLOUDexternal link

SCiCLOUD consists of a wide range of digital resources (such as training videos and the Speech Repository), as well as interactive services in the form of virtual classes.

- Speech repositoryexternal link

An e-learning tool which contains a vast collection of real-life speeches and training material adapted to the different stages of the interpreter training path. The Speech Repository covers all 24 official EU languages, the languages of the Candidate Countries, plus Russian, Arabic and Chinese.

- Interpreter Training Resourcesexternal link

This page contains a wide variety of resources to help students acquire the necessary skills to become conference interpreters.

- Online Resources in Conference Interpreter Training (ORCIT)external link

ORCIT is an EU-funded project producing interactive pedagogic tools for trainers and students of conference interpreting. Lessons are in English, Czech, Greek, Lithuanian and Spanish.

- Documents and Terminology

Follow this link to expand your knowledge in terminology and documents that are used in many meetings in EU institutions and members states.

- Speech bankexternal link

A collection of websites containing political speeches.

- Multimedia reference on the history of Europeexternal link

Almost 3000 sound and video clips available in the Media Library

European Union media

- EC Audiovisual Serviceexternal link

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 TVexternal link

Europarl TV, the official web TV of the European Parliament. With four channels in 22 languages, Europarl TV provides live speeches and interpretation.

- Council LIVEexternal link

Live and on-demand streaming from the Council of the European Union.

- Multimedia press roomsexternal link

All online press rooms within the EU institutions are listed here, giving electronic access to press releases, speeches, statements, briefings and other press material.


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A blog in German coming to you straight from the interpreting booth. It contains interesting posts on conference interpreting and interpreting on film sets.

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A Spanish blog of a conference interpreter working for a European Institution.

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A blog by a conference interpreter, who teaches interpreting and is a PhD student in interpreting studies.

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A radio blog in Spanish by Department of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Salamanca.

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A blog written by a freelance interpreter at the EU institutions and interpreter trainer.

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A word in your ear. Who are the people behind the glass? Whose are the voices that are heard through the headsets, those invisible links between people who speak different languages?

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Inspired by language lovers everywhere.

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Tips and tricks on how to run a translation and interpreting business.

Social Media

- Facebook:external link

The official Facebook page of the European Commission's interpreters.

- Twitter:external link

Follow European Commission interpreters on Twitter

- YouTube:external link

Watch our videos on YouTube

- Podbeanexternal link

Listen to our podcasts on Podbean

- iTunesexternal link

Subsribe to our podcasts via iTunes


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Interpreting school forum

- Ask and answer questions about spoken language translation — in any language!external link

Other websites

- European Masters in Conference Interpreting (EMCI)external link

The EMCI website provides information on conference interpreting training at postgraduate level provided by a consortium of European universities in collaboration with the European Commissionexternal link and the European Parliamentexternal link

- National Network for Interpretingexternal link

Information about interpreting, the skills involved, and how to go about pursuing an interpreting career.

- UK: Third Year Abroadexternal link

Make the most of your time abroad with the latest information, help and advice for students on their year abroad.