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Enhancing on-the-job training of staff interpreters in the state court of Singapore

Denomination Master of advanced studies pour formateur d'interprètes de conférence
Defense Maîtrise d'études avancées : Univ. Genève, 2015
Abstract Specialised formal training at degree level is recommended for judiciary interpreters. But where it is neither an option nor required, in-house on-the-job training deserves serious consideration as a credible route to competency. Practically nothing is available in the literature about judiciary interpreting in Singapore despite its long history. While the unavailability of formal training in the country is a known fact, little has been written about how well State Courts interpreters are performing in the circumstances. However, given that they work in a bilingual milieu, often with judges, lawyers and/or lay persons who speak English and the other language in interpreter-mediated proceedings, the lack of serious concerns raised within the Judiciary and the public at large speaks well of them.
Keywords Judiciary interpreting, on-the-job training
Note This paper aims to make a broad assessment of the performance of Singapore State Courts interpreters through the perceptions of former senior interpreters. Their views of the prevalence of challenges against interpretation from judges, lawyers and lay persons, and the degree of respect interpreters enjoy from them, will be used as indicators of the quality of their performance and, by extension, the effectiveness of their underlying training. Based on the survey findings, the paper will attempt to offer viable and practical recommendations to enhance their current training regime.
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BASALAMAH, Bashir. Enhancing on-the-job training of staff interpreters in the state court of Singapore. Université de Genève. Maîtrise d'études avancées, 2015. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:73255

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