EU Accreditation test
Thread poster: Jose_Espin

Jose_Espin
Spain
Local time: 13:51
German to Spanish
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Mar 28

Dear colleagues:

Has anyone of you taken the EU accreditation test to become a EU freelance interpreter? I'll be sitting the exam in barely a month (DE, EN and IT into ES) and would like to have some more insights or advice you could give me. I know the basics already (how long every test takes, what they expect, etc.) but I would also like to hear about what they expect from us applicants: I have heard that you can fail even if your interpreting was correct, just not good enough or
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Dear colleagues:

Has anyone of you taken the EU accreditation test to become a EU freelance interpreter? I'll be sitting the exam in barely a month (DE, EN and IT into ES) and would like to have some more insights or advice you could give me. I know the basics already (how long every test takes, what they expect, etc.) but I would also like to hear about what they expect from us applicants: I have heard that you can fail even if your interpreting was correct, just not good enough or because you stick too much to the original speech.

Thank you in advance!
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Nathalie Bullen
 

Francesca Bruno  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 13:51
Member (2008)
English to Italian
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Previous Thread Mar 29

This might be helpful to start with.

https://www.proz.com/forum/interpreting/102583-european_union_exam_for_interpreters.html

Best Regards,
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Jose_Espin
 

Joanna Spychala
Poland
Local time: 13:51
English to Polish
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Interpreting.info Apr 1

Try looking for some more advice and information on interpreting.info.

I passed the test 6+ years ago (EN and DE into PL). I think they pay quite a lot of attention to your technique (e.g. how you deal with various challenges, how good your delivery is) and to the quality of your A language.


 

Aymeric de Poyen
France
Local time: 13:51
Arabic to French
Hard to say Oct 21

I think unless you can ask the question to the examinors themselves, it's going to be very difficult to get reliable answers to your questions.
I took the test in February this year and before that I heard lots of contradicting theories about the criteria used by the jury. I passed the test but I have no idea why I did while the other person who took it with me failed.
I think the best advice to give you is to do your best and let the jury do their work, and trust you will be jugded
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I think unless you can ask the question to the examinors themselves, it's going to be very difficult to get reliable answers to your questions.
I took the test in February this year and before that I heard lots of contradicting theories about the criteria used by the jury. I passed the test but I have no idea why I did while the other person who took it with me failed.
I think the best advice to give you is to do your best and let the jury do their work, and trust you will be jugded fairly
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