Classroom Interpreting

Classroom Interpreters - What does an Educational Interpreter do?

Make Sure the Goal of the Lesson Is Clear

The educational interpreter must appropriately convey the purpose and intent of each lesson. The interpreter should be clear about what the teacher wants the students to take away with them from the lesson. Teachers tend to emphasize the goal and main points of their lesson through different forms of discourse. The teacher may use other techniques to emphasize the goal such as vocal intonation or body language. The interpreter should ensure that this information also is communicated to the student through appropriate linguistic cues and facial grammar, which help clearly identify the intent and main points of the lesson.