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Exploring languages and cultures
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5 Translation and interpreting

In the previous section you considered how important language skills and intercultural competence are to any working environment where staff or clients speak different languages or have different cultural backgrounds. But there is one particular sector that specifically relies on these skills, namely translating and interpreting. You will now take a closer look at these professions and will see that while the two modalities are very different from each other, they also have much in common.