As an interpreter, I continue to study to keep and improve my skills. I think this is essential to anyone in the profession.
There are many tools out there for interpreters.
If you are someone who is interested in becoming an interpreter and need resources to start out with, I’ve written another blog about that.
If you want to have more tools to save you time while working on your vocabulary, keep reading.
Study Challenges for Interpreters
One of the tools that I have been using for some years, are audio flashcards. These help me learn and keep words and phrases in my short term memory for easy access.
I prefer using audio flashcards over visual flashcards, because I’m more of an audio learner.
Another advantage for audio flashcards, is that I can perform other tasks at the same time I am reviewing them.
I don’t have to set time apart to sit down and study. I can be doing the dishes and learning at the same time!
The issue has been that it takes a lot of time and effort to create these audio flashcards!
Sometimes I feel that this is the part that breaks my study flow!
Usually, I have to take a break from studying to create my new audio flashcards. Recording my lists of terms and their equivalents can keep me away from studying for days! Once I’m interrupted, it’s hard to get back into my “study stride”.
I realize that there are some terms that don’t stick as easily as others. I often wish I had the flexibility to pick and choose the terms that I want to continue reviewing without having to make another recording for the updated list.
The great news is, that we are creating a web app that gives me the features that I need!
Basically, audio flashcards made easy.
We are making it as simple and easy to use as possible with all the technology that we have available.
It will give me control over the terms on my playlists and help me be more efficient with my time by not repeating the same terms that are already part of me.
I think that I’m not the only one that would love to use a tool like this one.
I’ll put it out there for everyone to be able to get it. This new tool is what we call: CafeVoz.
Introducing CaféVoz audio app for Interpreters
The CafeVoz app will have the ability to work for all languages! I hope this is a game changer for interpreters who sometimes feel left out.
The Cafevoz app will also have a community approach. All users can upload their source and target terms as they want to use them and share those with the rest of the CafeVoz community. By having a collaborative approach, we can help each other, as the work and effort gets divided into many interpreters.
The languages that will be currently supported by the CafeVoz app will be:
Arabic, Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Australian English, British English, Indian English, US English, Welsh English, French, Canadian French, Hindi, german, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, European Spanish, Mexican Spanish, US Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Welsh.
If your language is not included in this list, we could add another option that will give you the ability to record your own audio flashcards with your own voice. Let us know if this is something you may be interested in, by going to cafevoz.com and leaving a message.
Signup today to be one of our Premier users by visiting cafevoz.com