Skill Building I

This workshop is designed for aspiring interpreters wanting to start their education in professional interpreting. You will receive 16 hours of lecture and intensive hands-on practice with a focus on terminology building and skills evaluation.

This introduction to professional interpreting gives an overview of the legal (courtroom) setting, as well as introducing concepts and vocabulary from medical, business, and immigration interpreting.

Topics vital to the professional interpreter such as ethical standards, the role of the interpreter, and career preparation are covered.

The focus of this workshop is to maximize time spent developing your interpreting skills and techniques. Authentic transcripts and documents have been used to create the practice materials, preparing students for the real-life situations encountered by professional interpreters on a daily basis.

This course is a great first step for anyone who wishes to learn more about the interpreting profession, or to begin their path to certification.