High demand for high quality: Training interpreters for asylum interviews
The role of interpreters in the asylum process is often neglected, but professional and accurate interpreting is vital to ensure a fair outcome. As Europe’s migration streams continue to increase so too does the demand for interpreters who have the right training to deal with the challenges associated with asylum procedures. Dr Sonja Pöllabauer, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Translation Studies at the University of Graz, who is involved in research projects on community interpreting and the development of training courses, says if interpreters are not properly trained for these situations the outcomes can be detrimental, resulting in faulty translations, distortion of content and role confusion. You can hear more from Dr Sonja Pöllabauer in the Highly Sensitive Settings session taking place at InDialog on Saturday, November 21, 2015.