Basics of Spoken Language Interpreting in School Settings (Language Neutral)

The National Center for Interpretation is pleased to announce a webinar designed for interpreters of all languages!

In this webinar, interpreters will be introduced to the special skills required to effectively interpret in an educational setting, as well as the Standards of Practice in this domain. Additionally, interpreters will be given an overview of the laws affecting this process, as well as the different types of situations in which they may be called upon to interpret. This webinar will also present examples of a variety of situations frequently encountered in an educational setting.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the special skills needed to interpret effectively and accurately in educational settings
  • Describe legislation pertaining to interpreting and translating in educational settings.
  • Recognize the roles of education professionals and support personnel, including interpreters.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the interpreter’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as they apply to educational interpretation.
  • Discuss and define the appropriate application of the Standards of Practice to case scenarios.
  • Enhance interpreter knowledge of educational terminology/jargon


Dr. Holly Silvestri has been a freelance translator interpreter for several years. She has a PhD in linguistics from Middlebury College. In addition, she is a senior lecturer in the University of Arizona Translation and Interpretation Spanish major and is the Senior Coordinator for Curriculum, Training, and Translation at the National Center for Interpretation in Tucson, AZ. She has a significant amount of experience interpreting in educational settings in a variety of states and countries and is currently a certified teacher in NY, AZ, MA, and CT. Her working languages are Spanish and French.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:00 to 1:00 PST