Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Learning Goals

An interpreter pauses to check her notes between speakers.

Language Expertise and Tools

  • Ensure effective communication among people with cultural and linguistic differences
  • Adapt to different interpreting norms and contexts
  • Competently interpret conference level meetings in both simultaneous and consecutive modes
  • Utilize a wide range of resources and technology to effectively prepare for interpretation assignments

Professional Skills

  • Become an active and contributing member of the professional interpreting community
  • Effectively manage interpreting team dynamics, client relations and conference logistics
  • Prepare quotes and budgets for an interpretation project
  • Negotiate with client on terms of assignment
  • Recruit interpreters for a project