This language-neutral course will allow bilingual participants with little or no prior interpreting experience to familiarize themselves with this rewarding and growing profession. Students will learn the basic skills needed to interpret in educational, medical and legal settings. This course is ideal for students who speak English and any second language. Community interpreting is a flexible field, and students working in a variety of industries, including education, legal, medical, tourism and hospitality, will benefit from this course.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Differentiate between interpretation and translation, and the basic skills needed for both.
- Understand the role of community interpreters
- Understand the code of ethics and common guidelines for community interpreters
- Learn the steps required to become a certified court and/or medical interpreter
- Demonstrate understanding of how to manage interpreting during an educational, medical and legal encounter
- Demonstrate an understanding of how and when to perform consecutive interpretation, simultaneous and sight translation
For more information, contact Manuel Mederos at (775) 525-8965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.