Mnemonics for interpreters


⦁    Introduce yourself
⦁    Present the code of conduct for interpretation in the client’s language
⦁    Present the code of conduct in Norwegian as well

Keep in mind that:
⦁    The interpreter is impartial
⦁    The interpreter must interpret everything that is said
⦁    The interpreter must inform the parties of his or her duty of confidentiality

Code of conduct for interpreters:
⦁    Be calm
⦁    Be impartial
⦁    Stay alert and focused
⦁    Pay close attention, so that the communicating partners do not have to repeat themselves
⦁    Never get involved in the conversation
⦁    Never “get to know” the client

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