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Consecutive vs. Simultaneous Interpretation

1st December, 2017 I by Zachary Sheaffer

The two major forms of interpretation are consecutive interpretation and simultaneous interpretation. Consecutive interpretation is a method in which the interpreter waits for the speaker to finish their communication before presenting it into the target language. The interpretation is portioned into segments, the length of which is dependent on the preference of the client. Sometimes […]

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Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening Brings American Sign Language to the Tony Awards

16th November, 2017 I by Zachary Sheaffer

On June 12th, 2016 the 70th annual Tony Awards captured the attention of nearly nine million American viewers as the hit musical Hamilton racked up an astounding eleven honors. However, many believe the most noteworthy performance to grace the Beacon Theatre stage Sunday night was Deaf West Theatre’s reproduction of Spring Awakening, one of the […]

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10 Quotes From Steve Jobs That Can Teach Us About Interpretation

7th February, 2017 I by Natalie White

Steve Jobs had endless insight on not only how to succeed in what you do, but also the importance of enjoying it. Let’s look back at memorable things he said and examples he set for the business world that could inspire you to go and achieve something great in the interpreting world. “Innovation distinguishes between […]

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How To Prepare For the UN Interpreter Exam

4th November, 2016 I by Natalie White

Every aspiring United Nations Interpreter is required to take an exam so that their ability to perform the role at this official level may be evaluated. A UN interpreter has one of the most competitive and demanding roles, so how can you best prepare yourself to stand out among the competition? The United Nations operates […]

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The Makings of a United Nations Interpreter

25th August, 2016 I by Erin Lipp

The interpreting world is a colorful place, consisting of numerous types of interpreters with varying linguistic backgrounds, skill sets and experience. Each interpreting job is unique; some interpreting positions require degrees and certifications, and some don’t. No matter what type of interpreter you are, it is known industry-wide that interpreting for the United Nations is […]

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As Ichiro Inches Closer to Hit #3000, Let’s Congratulate Allen Turner

27th July, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

It was April 2nd, 2001 when Ichiro Suzuki recorded his first Major League hit, a base hit up the middle off of Oakland Athletic pitcher T.J. Mathews. It was 15 years ago when I witnessed the first Japanese position player in MLB history record three hits, drive in two runs, and steal two bases against […]

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Difficult Languages to Simultaneously Interpret – Part II of II

8th July, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

Simultaneous interpretation is the act of orally interpreting audio with only few seconds of lag time. A strenuous task for any language, four languages in particular that are tough to simultaneously interpret are Arabic, German, Korean, and Navajo. In part two of this blog Korean and Navajo will be discussed. The origins of the Korean […]

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Difficult Languages to Simultaneously Interpret – Part I of II

23rd June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

Simultaneous interpretation is the act of orally interpreting audio with only few seconds of lag time. A strenuous task for any language, four languages in particular that are tough to simultaneously interpret are Arabic, German, Korean, and Navajo. In part one of this blog, the two older languages, Arabic and German will be discussed. The […]

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Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening Brings American Sign Language to the Tony Awards

14th June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

On June 12th, 2016 the 70th annual Tony Awards captured the attention of nearly nine million American viewers as the hit musical Hamilton racked up an astounding eleven honors. However, many believe the most noteworthy performance to grace the Beacon Theatre stage Sunday night was Deaf West Theatre’s reproduction of Spring Awakening, one of the […]

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The King vs. Steph: NBA Finals Generating Worldwide Excitement

7th June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

For any American sports fanatic, a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals between Steph Curry’s record-breaking Golden State Warriors and LeBron “King” James and his royal court of Cleveland Cavaliers expected to be must-watch television this June. Despite the Warriors early domination in the series, thus far the 2016 NBA Finals have exceeded expectations in […]

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Methods for Practicing Simultaneous Interpretation

3rd June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.” – Pete Rose Simultaneous interpreting, the act of orally interpreting audio with only few seconds of lag time, is one of the toughest skills to master for any student of interpretation/translation. An interpreter […]

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Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment Essentials

6th May, 2016 I by Kyra Hogue

There are several types of interpretation and a vast array of equipment to choose from. What is one supposed to do with all of this information? If this seems familiar, this article is for you. In this blog, we’ll break down equipment needed for interpretation, and then look at the various types of interpretation and […]

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