DG Interpretation on BBC Radio4 "Word of Mouth"
Broadcast Tuesday 7 August 2012 at 16.00 UKT (17.00 CET) You can listen to the programme on the "Word of Mouth" website from Tuesday evening.
Chris Ledgard (photo) visits Brussels, a melting pot of European languages. He meets interpreters, language planners and voice coaches to discover how the European Commission operates "interpreting on an industrial scale." We find out why officials fear a looming shortage of interpreters, and we meet the man who teaches people how to speak and behave in a multilingual setting.