Interpreting in language teaching

Due to the dominance of monolingual methods in foreign-language teaching, interpreting – similarly to translation – has long been on the margins of FLT. And yet, interpreting has enormous potential for making language study a more enriching and rewarding experience by bringing fresh ideas into the classroom and allowing learners to develop language competence in new, creative ways as well as hone other skills – such as concentration, flexibility, confidence, self-presentation – that are highly valued by today’s employers.