Three Techniques to Improve Memory Skills

TCIO course thumbnail 2.3.png

Course description:  A carefully guided path to enhancing memory skills for interpreters with the goal of improving accuracy in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting.

Course length: 1.5 hours


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 1.5 CCHI CE hours (Performance-Based)

  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.15 IMIA CEUs

  • 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:

  • Describe how three memory processes—encoding, storage and retrieval—affect interpreters.

  • Practice three techniques to enhance memory skills for interpreters: mnemonics, chunking and storytelling.  


What you will get:

  • Your video host: Carola E. Green

  • 8 interactive exercises

  • 1 role play with 9 language pairs

  • 5 audio stories (to summarize)

  • Tools and strategies to enhance your memory skills

  • Extensive practice

  • 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:

  • Be able to interpret longer segments without interrupting.

  • Enhance your accuracy.

  • Greatly increase your confidence.

  • Look and sound more polished and professional.

  • Have a smoother delivery.

  • You may also receive more “repeat requests” by name from those who recognize your professionalism and skills.

Related Courses: