An Overview of Community and Medical Interpreting
Course description: A clear, concise guide to community interpreting as a profession with a special focus on medical, educational and social services interpreting.
Course length: 1.5 hours
Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs
After completing this course, you will be able to
Define, compare and contrast community and medical interpreting.
Discuss the history of community and medical interpreting.
Determine which interpreting specializations are part of community interpreting.
What you will get:
Your video host: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA
8 interactive exercises, including a history quiz
An introduction to communicative autonomy
An analysis of interpreting specializations
Sections to download and study from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
Course completion certificate
How this lesson will improve your practice:
You will have a deeper understanding of community (and medical) interpreting: what it is, how it works, whom it serves.
You will see how you, as a community interpreter, fit into the larger profession and its many specializations.
Community interpreting as a field will no longer confuse you.
You will know which areas of your practice fall under the umbrella of community interpreting.