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Use the scripts to practice role-playing with a friend or two.

You’ll want to practice all the scenarios listed below. Pick one to start and follow the steps.

Step 1: Assign your friend(s) to play the roles of the English speaker and non-English speaker. Have your friend read their part(s) (without you seeing the script), and then interpret what they say into the other language. We recommend recording yourself so you can listen to how you did afterwards.

Step 2: Review the script with your friends, and have them give you feedback on the accuracy of your interpretation. Take notes on what you can do to improve your interpretation, and what terminology you need to learn.