Utah Interpreter Skill-Building Resources

Interpreter Skill-Building

Consecutive Audio Files

Simultaneous Audio Files

Vocabulary Lists and Exercises


Step 1: Create 10 paragraphs using at least one word from each category from the lists you created

Step 2: Do a sight translation of these paragraphs into the target language, recording your performance.

Step 3: Translate (not sight translate) the paragraphs you wrote into the target language. For a good translation, take your time, use dictionaries, consult with native speakers, etc. until you are confident you have an accurate translation.

Step 4: Ask a native speaker besides yourself to record themselves reading all 10 of the translated paragraphs. If no other native speaker is available, you can record them yourself.

Step 5: Use this recording for your shadowing exercises.

Group vocabulary lists: Maritza McKee group vocab