THE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENGLISH <> WELSH TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS

The Interpreting Test

The aim of the Interpreting Test is to simulate, as best as possible, a situation where interpreting would be required in order to assess the ability of candidates to interpret smoothly and fluently and convey the
original message correctly.

The Interpreting Test will be held remotely using Zoom, with CTV Sound Studios, Cardiff, responsible for the technical aspects.

This new way of holding the Interpreting Test has proved successful. It is easier and safer for candidates and means that the Interpreting Test is more accessible than ever.

In the Interpreting Test candidates are required to interpret two contrasting pieces, each lasting approximately 10 minutes. Up to 15 minutes is set aside to read information on both pieces before beginning to interpret. The test pieces are played on Zoom. Each candidate’s test will be recorded and that recording will be sent to two members of the Association’s Register of Interpreting Assessors who will assess it.

The Interpreting Test Day – Tuesday, 7 February 2023

On the Interpreting Test Day, an Interpreting Test into English and an Interpreting Test into Welsh will be held.

The registration period will close on 19 January 2023.

The fees for the Interpreting Test are:
- £140 for members, as well as Recognised Companies, the organisations who are recognised, and Student Associates.
- £170 for everyone else.
VAT will not be added to these fees.

Note: all documentation is available in Welsh only.

Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru is part funded by the Welsh Government.