Sharpen Your Accuracy! Message Transfer Skills for Interpreters
Course description: Guidance on how to improve interpreter accuracy by practicing key cognitive processes and “component skills” such as anticipation, parroting and paraphrasing.
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 cognitive processes: anticipating, multitasking and message analysis.
Perform two skills-building techniques: parroting (shadowing) and paraphrasing.
What you will get:
Your video host: Barry Slaughter Olsen, MA
10 interactive exercises
Specific practice techniques featured in most university interpreting programs
Guidance on how to continue professional development in message transfer skills beyond this course
Handouts (medical, educational and human services texts)
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:
Your accuracy will improve.
You will know how to practice the skills that help you convert a message from one language to another with skill.
You will understand what message transfer is and how component skills practice helps you interpret well.
You will know how to engage in continuing education and professional growth.
As others see the improvements in your performance, they will want you to come back to interpret for them.