Course Materials

ORCIT Bookshelf: Online Resources for Conference Interpreter Training

  • Videos and exercises for conference interpreting. Topics include (1) listening, (2) public speaking, (3) consecutive, (4) simultaneous, (5) research skills.

Speechpool

  • Speechpool features hundreds of videos created by interpreters for interpreters. If you want to practise your interpreting skills, work on a new language  to enhance your combination, or give something back to the interpreting community by contributing speeches, you have come to the right place.And if you are not an interpreter and you just want to listen to interesting speeches to improve your listening comprehension and general knowledge, you are very welcome here too. Speechpool is intended as a place where interpreting students, graduates, and practising interpreters can pool their knowledge and expertise and give each other a helping hand.

European Union Speech Repository 2.0

  • The Speech Repositoryexternal link is an e-learning tool developed by DG Interpretation to help improve the quality of conference interpreter training.This vast collection of speeches, on varying subjects and with different styles, contains real-life speeches which have been collected from national institutions and international organisations. It also contains recordings of training material, i.e. speeches delivered by experienced EU interpreters and university trainers. These speeches are tailored specifically to the needs of student interpreters for practice in consecutive and simultaneous modes and are adapted to the different stages of their training path. The Speech Repository covers all 24 official EU languages, the languages of the Candidate Countries, plus Russian, Arabic and Chinese.