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One of the subjects I teach is sight translation. During their last year, translation students have two hours of this per week, one for each direction (German – English and English – German), mainly because it is also part of the oral exam, where they have to sight translate one general and one business text in both directions (which one goes in which direction is a surprise – ha!). But …

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This week, my students are having to take their oral exams for the translator state certification. The first part took place yesterday, parts two and three will be on Friday. I will have to test them in at-sight-translation (part 2 of the oral exam), both from and into German and English, one general and one economic text. There are three groups of students, which means, I have to prepare six …

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