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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Lack of native English interpreters threatens European Commission

The European Commission’s interpreting service faces a potential succession crisis of linguists with English as a native language, according to a statement released today. Without an increase in the number of qualified graduates, the EU Institutions are set to lose at least one third of their English language interpreters by 2015 due to retirement.

19 February 2009
CILT, The National Centre for Languages

The EC’s interpreting services have produced a video clip to help young English speakers learn more about the interpreting professions. ‘Interpreting for Europe…into English’ is launched today on YouTube.

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