What skills are needed to become a qualified interpreter?
Interpreters should be equipped with a wide range of linguistic and interpersonal skills. Of course, language education and experience build the foundation for becoming a good interpreter, but it is as well important that they are empathetic listeners. Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely in both languages is a must. They need to be stress resistant as well as a great deal of pressure and strains are imposed on interpreters working in international conferences or bilateral negotiations.