The NNI aims to raise awareness of interpreting as an exciting profession among young people in the UK through promotional activities, careers events and a dedicated website. The website includes information, related events listings and a range of interactive multimedia resources. As a strand in the HEFCE-funded Routes into Languages project, which tries to encourage the take up of languages nationally, the NNI fosters the use of interpreting as a motivational tool in language teaching (e.g. through KT activities with teachers). Through outreach to undergraduate language students it also attempts to address the current shortage of English mother-tongue interpreters.
Contact: Svetlana Carsten