Interpreter Self-Assessment

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Course description:  Clear guidance on how to assess your skills and performance as an interpreter through self-recording, reflective practice and structured feedback.

Course length:  1.5 hours 


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 1.5 CCHI CE hours

  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.15 IMIA CEUs

  • Washington State Department of Social Health Services: 1.5 DSHS CECs

  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits

  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs


Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the concept, meaning and application of self-assessment and reflective practice for interpreters.

  • Create a baseline self-recording to monitor your interpreting accuracy, pace, delivery and performance.


What you will get:

  • Your video host: Daniel Sanchez

  • 2 audio recordings of interpreter performance

  • 3 role plays in 9 language pairs (2 medical, 1 educational)

  • 2 role-play self-assessment exercises

  • 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 gain tools for reflective practice and how to assess your own interpreting performance as objectively as possible in order to improve it.

  • You will use strategies to avoid judging yourself too harshly or gently.

  • You will learn to assess recordings of your interpreting using forms and tools that can enhance your practice.

  • You will gain a better understanding of why interpreter self-assessment is essential for quality performance.

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