ICT TOOLS FOR INTERPRETERS: IS ACADEMIA READY FOR INDUSTRY DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT?
The paper tried to cover preliminary insights regarding university faculty attitudes to topics related to ICT tools in interpreting within the MA course for Interpreters. The article strives to map current state of affairs in the area under study. The research goal was to study the university faculty opinions and experience regarding the question of the inclusion of existing software for interpreting activities in the curriculum for interpreters' academic training. The investigation combined desk and field research. Literature review focused on major points regarding the issues ICT tools for interpreters' training and professional activities. The empirical studies aimed to explore university academic staff attitude and activities regarding ICT use for students' training. The research findings confirmed that research statement that relevant ICT tools should become a consistent part of interpreters' training. The investigation results laid grounds to draft recommendations to the university educators and policy makers to enhance future interpreters' training with skills related to ICT tools that can optimize interpreter's work both at pre-booth and in-boot work stages. The publication has been prepared with the support of the RUDN University Program 5-100.