Do you feel stuck with your interpreting practice? 

Like you're struggling to find the right tools, speeches or practice partners? 

Or you don't know what to work on next? 

The Interpreter's Practice Toolkit is for you. 

Discover the tools I used to graduate interpreting school, expand my language combination, and pass the UN accreditation exam.

What you'll learn

Discover the best tips and tools to:

Record and review your interpreting practice sessions
Give actionable feedback (in writing, voice, or video)

Create a learning portfolio to track your progress

Pinpoint what skills to work on next

Learn vocab with handy flashcard apps

Find practice partners and practice speeches that are right for YOUR level

Here's what you get when you join
 A recording of the two-hour training that you can review at any time
 3 hour-long BONUS trainings (117€ value!)
 A set of feedback forms to help you give good feedback and track your progress
Lifetime access to the recording, bonuses, forms, and any updates
 A certificate for 2 hours of continuing education  

Your instructor

Josh Goldsmith is a UN and EU accredited translator and interpreter working from Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan into English. He splits his time between interpreting, translating, and working as a trainer and researcher focusing on the intersection between interpreting, technology and education. As Founder and Chief Educational Officer of techforword, Josh shares tips about technology, translation and interpreting in conferences and workshops, academic articles, as co-host of the Innovation in Translation and Innovation in Interpreting Summits, and at techforword insiders, the premiere online community for tech-savvy language professionals.

Course contents

Setting the stage

Welcome to the Interpreter's Practice Toolkit

What we'll cover

Taking stock of how you currently practice

The 10,000 hour myth

What makes a good practice session

The anatomy of a good practice session

How often "should" you practice

Preparing for a productive practice session

The gear you need for practicing

Finding practice materials and partners

Thousands of practice speeches

Using the UN Digital Speech Repository for interpreting practice

How to download speeches

Finding an interpreting practice group

Practicing consecutive interpreting

Find symbols in the Symbol Tree library

Create your own symbol library using a tablet and flashcard app

How to record audio on your phone and computer

Practicing consec with a tablet

Annotating notes on a tablet

Benefits of practicing consec with a tablet

Use your webcam to record video and analyze your delivery

Practicing simultaneous interpreting

Getting the Right Mix

Setting up a backchannel

How to watch video online together - in sync

How to record multi-track audio

How to share files with your practice partner


What good feedback looks like

Ways to provide feedback

Using SoundCloud to provide written, time-stamped feedback on an audio file

Using Dropbox Replay for real-time, time-stamped feedback on audio and video

Auto-generating a transcript and providing written, time-stamped feedback on audio or video with Sonix

The gold standard: Using GoReact for written, audio, video, and time-stamped feedback with an easy coding rubric

Using techforword's feedback forms to provide feedback and log your progress

Learning plans + logging feedback

How to create a learning plan

Logging your practice sessions with a time-tracking tool

Logging your practice sessions with techforword's feedback forms

Final thoughts

How to avoid burnout

Stuck in a rut?

What comes next



Audacity for interpreters

 Learn vocab in a flash

Practice simultaneous and get feedback online with GoReact

This 117€ value is included 

for FREE with your course!

insiders discount 

Members of techforword insiders get a 20% discount on this masterclass!

You'll find your discount code in the insiders community. (Direct link here.)

Not a member yet? Join now for tons of exclusive perks like this one!

Students say the kindest things...

"If you want to feel inspired to practice some more and in a more effective way, don't miss out on this one! Josh shares a mine of useful hacks and inspiration, as usual!"

Agnieszka Tarczewska

"I am impressed! This seminar is one of the most useful events I've ever attended on interpreting tools. Very well-prepared and with so many insights. Thank you very much."

Katsiaryna Ata

  • When is the training?
    This is an on-demand course. You get access to the recording, slides, and bonuses as soon as you sign up!
  • Who is this training for?
    Whether you're a student or trainer, just starting out, moving into a new field of interpreting, or adding a new language to your language combination, this training is for you!
  • I'm a sign language interpreter. Is this course for me?
    Yes! I share tips for both spoken and sign language interpreting practice - including my favorite tool to provide time-coded video feedback.
  • What if I am unhappy with the training?
    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.
  • Are any discounts available?
    Yes, full-time students save 50% on this course. If you're a full-time student, please email us proof of enrollment for your student discount:

    Members of techforword insiders get a 20% discount on this course. You can learn more and join the insiders at
  • How long will I have access to the recording and materials?
    You'll get lifetime access to the recording, additional materials, and any updates.

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