Tag Archives: education

Interpreting Speech #11 – Issues in the American Education System (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing You have been called to interpret at an international conference in Washington D.C. The theme of the conference is “New Approaches to Education Reform”.   Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #10 – Issues in the American Education System (English-into-Mandarin)

Vocabulary for the NAATI Professional Interpreting Examination (English and Chinese)

As I just took my NAATI Professional Interpreting Exam (NAATI三級口譯考試) last week, I thought I’d share with you the vocabulary that I have collected over the past year in preparing for it. There are ten glossaries in total, each with 30 words in total, including: 30 Legal Terms in English and Chinese 30 Medical Terms […]

Mandarin-English Dialogue #13 – Behavioural Problems

Briefing This dialogue takes place between Mr Harvey, the deputy principal of a high school in Melbourne and Mrs Song, a Mandarin-speaking woman. They are discussing the behavioural problems of Song’s daughter, Mandy, who is enrolled in the school.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin-English Dialogue #13 – Behavioural Problems

Interpreting Speech #4 – Autism (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing You have been asked to interpret for an international conference entitled “Challenges in High School Teaching”. During this presentation you are interpreting for an education expert on the topic of autism spectrum disorders and how to deal with autistic children in the classroom.   Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #4 – Autism (English-into-Mandarin)

Random Word Trivia #6 – Education

See how many of these random words you can guess the English and Chinese for! 1. You choose not to attend class. (verb) 2. You are a student who is always sucking up to the teacher. (noun) 3. You did something wrong. The teacher puts you in… (noun) 4. Your parents found out. They punish […]

Mandarin-English Dialogue #2 – Parent-Teacher Meeting

Briefing Mrs Zhang, a Mandarin-speaking woman, is visiting the office of Mr Stevens, who teaches her son Andrew maths. Mr Stevens is concerned about Andrew’s grades dropping.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin-English Dialogue #2 – Parent-Teacher Meeting