State Court Sample Oral Test (Spanish/English)

The NCI State Court Sample Oral Test (Spanish/English) was developed to provide students with an opportunity to take a simulated state court oral interpreting exam. This manual provides some important information about the exam and interpreting in state courts. Most importantly, it gives you the opportunity to take a sample oral examination, record your interpretations, and score and analyze your own performance. The scripts are adapted from authentic source materials, and the word count and time limit reflect the actual oral testing experience in the sight translation and consecutive and simultaneous interpreting modes.

The sample test includes two audio files that allow the user to simulate the consecutive and simultaneous portions of the test. The manual also includes printed materials with the test and acceptable renditions, as well as tips for preparing for the exam.