Chinese Translation Books
Also see Interpretation Classes
In order to pass the Mandarin Court Interpreter Certification Exam, we recommend the following books, guides, and dictionaries:
1. Chinese Translation CDs
For people who wish to become Mandarin interpreters, we have provided Mandarin consecutive and simultaneous interpretation exercise CDs available for you to purchase.
2. Chinese Translation and Interpretation: An Overview
This electronic book gives an overview of the Chinese translation and interpretation industry. It discusses topics such as the demand for Chinese translation and interpretation services, pay rates, legal interpretation, health care interpretation, interpretation in business settings, phone interpretation, as well as three modes of interpretation such as consecutive interpretation, sight translation, and simultaneous interpretation. The price for this e-book is $20.
3. Chinese Translation: Sight Translation Practices
This electronic book contains tips on how to do well in the sight translation portion of the court interpreter's certification exam. It also contains practices for sight translation exercises from English to Chinese, from Simplified Chinese to English, and from Traditional Chinese to English. The price for this e-book is $20.
4. The "Best and Most Comprehensive" English-Chinese Dictionary from Mainland China for Translators
Used by interpreters in the United Nations, The Unabridged English-Chinese Dictionary contains more than 220,000 vocabularies It is the best English-Chinese dictionary in the People's Republic of China. We have people who used this dictionary to pass the American Translators Association's written exam. This dictionary also contains all the vocabularies of the English/Chinese and Chinese/English Legal Dictionary below. Price: $77.99
5. English/Chinese and Chinese/English Legal Dictionary
The English/Chinese portion of this legal dictionary contains 36,000 vocabularies, and the Chinese/English portion contains 29,000 vocabularies. It is a good reference book for court interpreters. Price: $29.99
6. English Chinese Simultaneous Interpretation
The best book on English Chinese simultaneous interpretation. Highly recommended. Price: $15
7. Chinese Translation and Mandarin Interpretation: Self-Study Guide to Passing the Mandarin Court Interpreter Certification Exam (Yet to be published)
Chinese Translation and Mandarin Interpretation: Self-Study Guide to Passing the Mandarin Court Interpreter Certification Exam is an electronic book published by http://www.certifiedchinesetranslation.com/, aimed at helping candidates to pass the California's Mandarin Court Interpreter Certification Exam.
Divided into three parts, the book gives general background information about court interpreters in the United States, and writes about tips and advices on passing the written exam and the oral exam. The price for this e-book is $60. (Yet to be published)
Please contact us for more information.
8. Chinese Translation and Mandarin Interpretation: Mandarin Court Interpreter Certification Exam Samples (Yet to be published)
Chinese Translation and Mandarin Interpretation: Mandarin Court Interpreter Certification Exam Samples provides 6 sample oral exams. The price for the 6 oral exam samples is $120.
A sample written exam for the Chinese Court Interpreters' Certification Exam is posted online and provided without cost.