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Checklist for Interviewing via an Interpreter Mobile App

It isn't as easy to use an interpreter as you may think. Use this simple checklist to guide you through the process of using an interpreter effectively and with appropriate etiquette. Easily amendable to include any processes you wish to add. This app can become a regular reminder or audit ensuring all parties feel respected and heard in an interview with a interpreter.

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    Name

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    Date

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    Speak to the intrepreter beforehand to briefly cover the purpose and aim of the interview

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    Ask the interpreter any culturally specific questions before you approach the interviewee

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    Approach the resident

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    Allow the interpreter to check with the interviewee if they mind the use of an interpreter to com...

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    Arrange the seating into a triangle to allow for face to face communication

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    Explain the nature of the interview

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    Assure (if appropriate) the confidentiality of the interview

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    Explain that the interviewee may respond in English or their native tongue.

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    Always address the resident as opposed to the interpreter

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    Ensure you speak in the second person

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    Where possible use short and simple sentences as they translate most easily

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    Speak slightly slower than your normal conversation pace

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    Leave adequate time after each sentence for the interpreter to relay the information and wait for...

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    Avoid Jargon, three letter acronyms, jokes and colloqualisms

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    Ask the interviewee if they have any questions

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    Thank the interviewee

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    Thank the interpreter

  • ...and More!

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