Interpreters use their knowledge of languages and cultures to convert a spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language, usually within a limited time frame and in the presence of the participants who need to communicate.
Duties & Tasks
Interpreters may perform the following tasks:interpret verbal or signed communications between two parties
provide simultaneous or consecutive interpretations of conversations or speeches
express the meaning and feeling of what is said or signed in another language in the appropriate tone and style within a range of settings
verbally translate written texts.
excellent command of English
fluency or ability to learn at least one other language
able to interpret accurately and objectively
initiative and research skills
broad general knowledge
good concentration skills
able to maintain confidentiality
understanding and acceptance of different cultures.