Practice the Modes of Interpreting
Course description: An in-depth introduction to the three modes of interpreting—consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation—with practice, tips and strategies for professional growth.
Course length: 2 hours
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 2 CCHI CE hours (Performance-Based)
International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA CEUs
Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Practice three modes of interpreting: consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation.
Perform five steps for sight translation.
What you will get:
Your video host: Barry Slaughter Olsen, MA
11 interactive exercises
1 video demonstration of an interpreter in action
1 role play in 9 language pairs (done once in consecutive, once in simultaneous)
3 self-assessment handouts
1 chunking practice text
4 audio exercises for simultaneous
3 subject-matter handouts (medical, educational, human services)
Specific strategies for continuing practice
The CALL tool to help decide whether or not to sight translate a document
5 steps for sight translation
Clear guidance on summarization (for out-of-control situations)
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:
Have a clear foundation for understanding the three modes of interpreting.
Build a repertoire of tools and techniques to use both while interpreting and while engaging in study, practice and professional growth.
Have access to a treasure trove of tips and tools on how to execute the modes well.
Be better equipped to make decisions about when to use simultaneous.
Have a tool to help you decide to accept or decline a request to sight translate.
Know when—and why—summarization may be both permissible and necessary in community and medical interpreting.