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On this page you will find a brief introduction to some of the more useful texts published on consecutive interpreting.

This page is work in progress, so if you have found something you think should be here drop us a line.



Conference Interpreting - a student's practice book

Andrew Gillies
A compilation of tried and tested practical exercises which hone the sub-skills that make up successful conference interpreting
Available at Routledge & Amazon

Read a review of this book at InterpretAmerica

Read a review of this book by The Interpreter Diaries

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Lesen Sie ein Rezension dieses Buches bei der MD� - Fachzeitschrift f�r Dolmetscher und �bersetzer

Read a review of this book at Saving Babel

Read a review of this book at Australian Review of Applied Linguistics

Interpreting: From Preparation to Performance. Recipes for Practitioners and Teachers

Compiled by Csilla Szab� et al, British Council, Budapest. ISBN963 20 6409 7

A compilation of practice ideas compiled in English in Budapest....delicious.

Available from Csilla Szab�

Interpreting: Techniques and Exercises

Nolan, James, 2005, Multilingual Matters.

Put together by senior UN intepreter James Nolan, offers some good strategies for simultaneous interpreting and interesting exercises to practise the same strategies. You will need Fr, En and Es in your combination to use all the examples though. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 are most useful. Don't bother with all the language stuff. Available from Amazon.

Read an extract here!

Read a two reviews here by Lynn Visson & Ingrid Vende

Read a review of this book from the European Commission's interpreting bulletin - SCICnews

The Effective interpreter series

Carol Patrie
Check it out here. We'd be interested to hear from anyone about this series.

Being a successful interpreter

Jonathon Downie
A practical guide to improving your work and professional life.

Read a review by the ATA here


Conference Interpreting - A New Students' Companion

Andrew Gillies, Tertium Cracow, 2004.

An updated version of a 2001 publication containing a whole series of practice exercises for the different skills that go to make up conference interpreting.

This book has been overtaken by Gillies' far more comprehensive book Conference Interpreting - a student's practice book of 2013 listed above.

Read a review of this book.

Available here

Effektives Selbststudium - der schluessel zum erfolg in der Dolmetscherausbildung

Heine. In Dolmetschen:Theorie - Praxis - Didaktik. Kalina, Buhl, Arbogast. Roehriger Univerlag.

Practise! Then practise some more!

Click here to read the paper.

Five Principles and Five Skills for Training Interpreters

Peter Kornakov, XLV 2, 2000

A paper on teaching methodology but with some ideas for practising that students can apply directly.


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