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LiL: The Question Language Learners Need to Ask Themselves: Why?

Whenever one starts learning a new language, all kinds of questions come up immediately. “Which language should I choose? What’s the best way to go about learning a language? What should I learn first? How can I get over the embarrassment of making mistakes?” This are all perfectly valid questions, but there is one that people often forget about. Why?

The what and how questions are what we seem to focus on first above any other. These gives us structure and substance, but in the context of language learning these only get us so far. More importantly, they don’t give…

LIL: Ethics and You

As interpreters, we are all bound to certain ethical guidelines and principles. These guidelines allow us to navigate precarious situations without overstepping our professional boundaries. Each field (and usually each individual organization or association) has its own code of ethics for its professionals, and there are also ethical standards for testing as well.
This week we’ll be looking at some examples of ethical codes from each of these three norms: Medical Interpretation, Court Interpretation and Testing.

 

FOR MEDICAL INTERPRETERS

 

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Compared to court interpretation, medical interpreters have to take on more “roles” while interpreting. “Roles” referring…

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