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Hi there,

I'm a 20 year old in my final year of a BA in Foreign Languages at a university in France. I have English A, French B, Japanese C. I'm desperate for advice as someone who is looking to become a conference interpreter, preferably in Europe.

Obviously in the EU / UN etc. there is much less demand for JP to ENG than there is for FR to ENG. As much as I love JP and would love to work with it, I feel like it won't be enough.

I'm at about B2 level with Italian and Arabic and was wondering if I should focus on these to bring them up to a decent level. For Arabic, this will obviously take a lot of time but time isn't an issue at the moment. I'm also exposed to Arabic on a daily basis which might help.

Is there much demand for interpreters working from these languages into EN?

asked 16 Feb '18, 17:58

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closed 16 Feb '18, 22:46

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question" by Gaspar 16 Feb '18, 22:46

En bref :

  • EN A, FR + ES C = ONU
  • EN A, FR + RU C = ONU
  • EN A, FR + DE C = UE
  • EN A + FR B = marché privé
  • AR B ou C = pas vraiment demandé

Pour l'UE, d'autres langues européennes peuvent aussi faire l'affaire, mais l'allemand reste une perle rare convoitée.

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answered 16 Feb '18, 22:45

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Je vois ! Merci beaucoup pour votre réponse.

(17 Feb '18, 15:51) inapaula

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