Authored by: Chuanyun Bao

The Routledge Handbook of Interpreting

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415811668
eBook ISBN: 9781315745381
Adobe ISBN: 9781317595021


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The growing demand for qualified interpreters has led to increased emphasis on interpreter training in the last two decades. According to Niska (2005), by the end of the 20th century there were some 230 academic institutions world-wide offering interpreter training in more than 60 countries. Europe led the world with 121 schools, of which 100 institutions offered 3–5 year undergraduate programs and 23 schools had 1–2 year graduate programs.

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