Category Archives: Interpreting Resources

Directory of Interpreting Agencies in Australia

I have made a list of interpreting agencies (i.e. Language Service Providers / LSPs) for anyone looking for interpreters in Australia or for interpreters looking to onboard. Hope you find it helpful! Download the Directory of Interpreting Agencies in Australia here.

Numbers Interpreting Practice (Chinese and English)

Being able to interpret large numbers on the fly is an essential skill for any Mandarin/English interpreter. You can use these materials to work to practice interpreting Chinese numbers into English, and English numbers into Chinese. Listen to Audio Chinese Numbers Interpreting Practice #1 Chinese Numbers Interpreting Practice #2 Chinese Numbers Interpreting Practice #3 Chinese […]

Interpreting Speech #22 – Global Women’s Summit (Mandarin-into-English)

Briefing You have been asked to interpret for a Mandarin-speaking politician who is giving a speech at an international conference in Beijing on gender equality. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #22 – Global Women’s Summit (Mandarin-into-English) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #7 – Financial Counselling (Mandarin into English)

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking man has come into the office of an English-speaking financial advisor. The Mandarin-speaking man is seeking financial counselling for his uncle who has been experiencing some financial difficulties. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #7 – Financial Counselling (Mandarin into English) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #6 – Online Police Report (English into Mandarin)

Briefing An English-speaking police officer is talking to a local, Mandarin-speaking community about how to make an online police report. You will be interpreting for him into Mandarin in real time. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #6 – Online Police Report (English into Mandarin) Transcript and reference translation

Interpreting Speech #21 – Devaluation of the RMB (Mandarin-into-English)

Briefing You have been asked to interpret for a Mandarin-speaking economist. He is giving a speech at an international conference on currency depreciation in Shenzhen, China. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #21 – Devaluation of the RMB (Mandarin-into-English) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #5 – Bonsai Theft (Mandarin into English)

Briefing An English-speaking police officer is visiting the home of a Mandarin-speaking woman. You have been called to interpret for them. The officer has asked the woman to describe her experience with the police who recently investigated the theft of a bonsai in her garden. You will be interpreting for the Mandarin-speaking woman in real […]

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #4 – Renal Unit (English into Mandarin)

Briefing You have been called to interpret at a hospital during a COVID-19 outbreak. The agency has asked you to interpret for a nurse at a renal unit. The nurse will be providing advice for people on dialysis. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #4 – Renal Unit (English into Mandarin) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #3 – Kidney Cancer (Mandarin into English)

Briefing You have been called to interpet at a hospital. A Mandarin-speaking woman is talking to an English-speaking kidney specialist. She has asked you to interpret what she says into English in real time to the doctor. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #3 – Kidney Cancer (Mandarin into English) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #2 – Arrest Procedure (English into Mandarin)

Briefing You have been called to interpret at a police station. An English-speaking lawyer is providing legal advice to a Mandarin-speaking client who has been arrested. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #2 – Arrest Procedure (English into Mandarin) Transcript and reference translation