Applications of the Language Laboratory to Training in Simultaneous Interpretation
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We have demonstrated experimentally that a conventional language laboratory may be successfully adapted to training in simultaneous interpretation. Although optimal simulation of conference conditions is clearly impossible [...] it is still feasible to provide adequate, supervised training for a substantial number of trainees working in different combinations. By a skillful use of tapes and live utterances, the instructor can successfully monitor and supervise at least three target languages and three source languages during a single class section. To do this, he must be a trained interpreter, have appropriate skills in the relevant languages, and have the assistance of competent technical personnel.