Introduction to Remote Interpreting Skills

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What’s included in the training:

  • 8 lectures
  • 1 hr of video content

Who is this course for?

This course is for Interpreters at any stage of their professional career who want to learn about remote interpreting skills and expand their business.

Why do you need to take this course?

There has been a significant increase in remote interpreting assignments over the past few years. Even if you have a lot of on-site or face-to-face interpreting experience, you will find that remote interpreting presents very different challenges and requires certain additional skills. Learning about these challenges in advance, and being prepared to deal with them, will make your remote interpreting more fluent and efficient, and will make your remote assignments less stressful and more enjoyable.

What is included in the course?

This course was created to help interpreters understand the specific challenges that remote interpreting poses and find out how they can overcome these challenges. The following topic are covered in the course :

  • Over -the-phone interpreting:
    • Awareness of the challenges of the OPI
    • Preparation for the assignment
    • Protocol (introductions, asking for clarifications, dealing with a bad line, etc)
    • Building rapport and dealing with uncertainty
    • Turn-taking and managing the speakers where necessary
    • Voice Training
  • Video Remote Interpreting: specific technical issues
  • Remote simultaneous interpreting – introducing RSI platforms


You will receive a certificate upon completion of this course.

Programme outcomes for you

Upon completion of the course, you will

  • know about different types of remote interpreting
  • understand specific challenges of  OPI, VRI, RSI
  • know how best to prepare for your remote interpreting assignment
  • understand how to deal with various challenges that remote interpreting may present.