The Community Interpreter® Online

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Course description: The leading national 40-hour certificate program for community interpreting, including medical, educational and social services interpreting—the nation’s premier interpreting certificate. 

Course length:  40 hours

Date available:  December 2, 2019


What you will get:

  • 8 superbly qualified video hosts

  • 21 role plays in nine language pairs with English (Amharic, Arabic, English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese) and 5 additional role plays in English only

  • More than 240 interactive exercises!

  • A dozen self-assessment exercises

  • Downloadable pages equivalent to two whole textbooks: The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook in Medical Interpreting.

  • Course completion certificate: the most widely conferred and respected U.S. certificate in the field for medical, educational and social services interpreting


How this course will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Know how to perform professional interpreting protocols and skills for medical, educational and/or social services interpreting.

  • Be able to adhere to professional ethics and standards of practice for community and medical interpreters.

  • Understand what the profession of community interpreting is, its specializations (such as medical and educational interpreting) and how you fit into that profession.

  • Know the role and responsibilities of the community interpreter.

  • Have an introductory understanding of legal interpreting.

  • Understand cultural competence and assess if, when and how to perform cultural mediation.

  • Be able to perform in three modes of interpreting: consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation.

  • Be able to present yourself for employment or freelance work as a professional interpreter.