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Online platform conference interpreting

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, university teaching around the world has been moved online for a number of months and part of that teaching is likely to remain online. The switch to online teaching has presented trainers with enormous challenges, both technologically and content-wise. In particular, interpreter trainers face unresolved technological issues of delivering simultaneous interpreting training online. CIUTI addressed these issues through an open competition to encourage T&I stakeholders to develop an online platform with a view to making single-device remote teaching of simultaneous interpreting possible. This competition was won by GT EDU, a dedicated platform designed by Green Terp for simultaneous interpreting training with innovative features and an intuitive interface.

Some of the main fea­tures of GT EDU are:

  • a vir­tu­al booth, allow­ing stu­dents to expe­ri­ence real-life pro­fes­sion­al inter­pret­ing con­di­tions (see, hear, mon­i­tor and have “direct non-tex­tu­al” com­mu­ni­ca­tion with a “booth part­ner”, all inte­grat­ed in one-screen interface);
  • the pos­si­bil­i­ty for train­ers to vir­tu­al­ly ‘enter’ each booth to lis­ten to and com­ment on stu­dents’ per­for­mance, which is auto­mat­i­cal­ly down­loaded and ready for review lat­er on; 
  • instan­ta­neous video and audio mul­ti­plex into the vir­tu­al booths in a class, with dual-track record­ing (orig­i­nal and inter­pre­ta­tion) togeth­er with real-time train­er feedback; 
  • audio mix­ing avail­able for train­ers and stu­dents dur­ing class and for replay after class; 
  • audio bal­anc­ing to assess stu­dents with greater ease. 

CIUTI mem­ber insti­tu­tions can enjoy pref­er­en­tial rates for plat­form licences.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please vis­it the Green Terp web­site at If you would like to try out the plat­form, feel free to book a demo through the web­site. To get in touch with Green Terp, please send an e‑mail to