American- Chinese Interpreter
The BLS reported that being fluent in both English and Chinese is essential for English-Chinese interpreters, but education standards vary for each employer. A bachelor's degree is often required. English-Chinese interpreters can earn bachelor's degrees in linguistics, interpretation, Chinese. There are programs offered for linguistics. A master's degree may be needed. Some employers also prefer to hire English-Chinese interpreters with several years' experience, which may be formal or informal, gained through volunteer activities with humanitarian organizations or tourist guide companies. It is often very important fpr English-Chinese interpreters to spend ample time in China and English-speaking countries. This lets the interpreter absorb both cultures and have direct communication with native speakers. It is also high recommended that the interpreter reads books and other literature in English and Chinese to help improve their skills.
Brigham Young University