By the end of the training you should be able to:

– explain and demonstrate what successful interpretation is;
– achieve successful interpretation at media conferences;
– outline the correct behaviour when dealing with difficult situations; and

– use sports terminology


You will have to assist at the following venues


There is a big difference between:


An interpreter - an individual with a thorough understanding of at least two languages,

who facilitates verbal communication between people who do not speak the same language.


A translator – an individual who renders a written text in one language into a similar written

text in another language.


Listening tips



What if the speaker is talking too quickly

What if I don’t understand

What if the situation gets heated

What if the speaker disagrees

How to be assertive

Role play these mock conference senarios