Why simultaneous interpreting is not for the faint-hearted

Think of interpreters and you might think of focused faces wearing headphones in glass booths at conferences. Or perhaps people whispering into the ears of presidents at international summits. But have you ever thought about the skills these unsung heroes have to master and the pressures they have to face? 

This content was published on January 19, 2020 - 11:00

One of the Swiss parliament’s nine official interpreters explains the challenges of ensuring everyone can understand what’s going on in a country with three official languages. 

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