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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 collection of speeches organised by language, difficulty level, type of use, and subject.
Access is granted to:

- Universities

- Candidates preparing for an inter-institutional test or an open competition

- Professional interpreters

- Other international organisations that train interpreters

- 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.

Blogs

- http://www.dolmetscher-berlin.blogspot.com/external link

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

- http://www.bootheando.com/external link

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

- http://interpreter.blogs.se/external link

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

- http://programadondelenguas.blogspot.com/external link

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

- http://theinterpreterdiaries.com/external link

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

- http://lourdesderioja.com/external link

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?

- http://www.lexiophiles.com/external link

Inspired by language lovers everywhere.

- http://translationtimes.blogspot.co.at/external link

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

Forums

- http://interpreters.freeforums.org/interpreting-schools-their-exams-their-courses-f32.htmlexternal link

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.