How to Perform Standard Interpreting Protocols
Course description: An overview, with guided practice, of basic procedures and protocols for professional interpreting in medical, community, educational and non-courtroom legal settings.
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:
Discuss and practice four protocols for medical and community interpreting: positioning, introductions, direct speech and turn-taking.
Make decisions about when and how to perform these four protocols during interpreting assignments.
What you will get:
Your video host: Rita Monroy, MA
9 interactive exercises (including timed practice of an interpreter introduction)
5 audio recordings of indirect speech to be converted to direct speech
A model interpreter introduction
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:
Understand what interpreting protocols are, their purpose and why they matter.
Know how to perform four basic interpreting protocols professionally.
Be able to select a position for all parties that supports direct communication.
Be familiar with advantages and disadvantages of various interpreter positions.
Understand why to avoid eye contact while interpreting (with differences between spoken and signed interpreting).
Know what to do with your gaze while you interpret.
Be able to conduct a professional interpreter introduction.