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Dana Srebrenick |
Date: Sat Jan 9, 1999 7:38 pm
Subject: Re: Interpreting
Thank you for taking the time to write to me w/ more information on
interpreting. The program I'm enrolling in doesn't begin until September, so
I have some time to do more research into the NJ area. As for now, I'm taking
some classes towards my degree...the interpreting for the deaf program is run
in cycles and the next time you can start is September. The course I'm taking
involves getting an associates degree. Do most interpreters go through a
program like that? You mentioned about signing between two languages.
Because I'm not involved w/ it yet, I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
Can you explain a little further? How does one become fluent in translating?
Can you become fluent while in school, or is it something that takes years of
practice? You also mentioned a lot of stress. What are the stresses involved
in interpreting? I understand that there are different stresses for
everybody. Being a court reporter, my stress consists of attorneys talking
over each other, talking too quickly, or simply words I'm unfamiliar
with...i.e., medical terminology, environmental, engineering, or just not
being able to understand someone's accent.
Well, once again, I truly appreciate your time. Write back when you have some
Thank you so much!