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Interpreting in Community Settings

Interpreting in Community Settings

When: April 4, 8, 11, 13, 15 20, 22 (7 days, Mon-Wed-Fri) 

Time: 10am to 5pm MST

Fee: $690.00

Early Bird: $650.00 (ends March 26h, 2022)

Active Cesco interpreters Early Bird: $590.00   (after March 26h: $630.00)

This is a hybrid event: participants from local areas are to be attending in person. It is offered virtually for participants outside local areas.

Onsite Attendance: 1355 S Colorado Boulevard, Denver CO 80222. 

Virtual Attendance: link will be provided for those attending outside local areas. 

Registration is final

The Community Interpreter® is the first and only national 40+ hour certificate program for community interpreting in the U.S.

This course covers ethics and conduct, basic skills (from pre-session to post-session), positioning, terminology, modes of interpreting, steps for sight translation, intervention strategies, cultural mediation, and other vital skills and protocols. It breaks professional skills into simple components and offers simple decision-making tools to help interpreters make on-the-spot judgment calls in daily practice. It tackles many of the most persistent challenges in the field and proposes practical, easy-to-implement strategies based on the highest professional standards. It also guides interpreters on how to develop problem-solving skills and use decision-making tools that they can apply almost anywhere through extensive use of role plays, activities and group exercises, as well as discussions based on video.

The program concludes with a two-hour written assessment on the last day of training. It offers three levels of certificates for successful candidates:

Level 1: Qualified Interpreter

Level 2: Professionally Trained Interpreter

Level 3: Hospitality Interpreter

Participants are required to take language proficiency assessments prior starting class and will receive a language proficiency certificate. The language proficiency assessment fees are not included in the registration and results must be received to issue a final training certificate upon successful completion of the training written test. 

  • If are attending remotely, attendance online is mandatory, with audio and camera on. 
  • If you are attending in person, attendance in person is mandatory
  • Attendance is required in person or remote according to registration. Remote attendance is for those that attend from distant locations.
  • Homework is required for this training. 

To read more on the training modules, see below.

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Interpreting for Community Settings

Interpreting for Community Settings

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The DPS Office of Multilingual Education and InterpretersAcademy, sponsored by Cesco Linguistic Services, are launching the Interpreting in Community Settings (ICS) program.

The goal of this joint effort is to increase the number of qualified interpreters in Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Nuur and Sudanese by providing extensive training and support the providers’ efforts to facilitate language access in Colorado and beyond.

The applicants will be trained to interpret in community settings, covering interpreting protocol and skills in education, medical and social services.

Applications can be sent by clicking on the registration button below. Applicants will take a language proficiency assessment in English and in their second language (Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Nuur and Sudanese) to qualify for the training.

Dates

Applications by:  March 28, 2022

Language Assessment: March 29, 31

Training Schedule:

  • April 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 26, 28, 30
  • May 3, 5

Time:  930am to 5pm

Testing & Training Location:

    • 1355 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver CO 80222

Parking is available for the duration of the training. 

Fee: Fully sponsored and free to participants that qualify for eligibility.
 

This is an extensive interpreting program based on The Community Interpreterwhich is the first and only national certificate program for community interpreting in the U.S. This 80 hour program will empower participants preparing for the interpreting profession, to honor the communicative autonomy of each party; promote critical thinking and decision making process strategies to respond to any communication barriers; propose the Strategic Mediation Model and the Roadmap to Advocacy as effective ways to support impartial delivery of services; and cover the importance of a professional identity and the pursuit of professional best business practices to raise the bar of the profession. 

Participants will be able to develop problem-solving skills and use decision-making tools that they can apply almost anywhere through extensive use of role plays, activities and group exercises, as well as discussions based on video.

The program concludes with a two-hour written assessment on the last day of training. It offers three levels of certificates for successful candidates:

  • Level 1: Qualified Interpreter
  • Level 2: Professionally Trained Interpreter
  • Level 3: Hospitality Interpreter

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must speak Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Nuur, Sudanese and wish to enter the interpreting profession. Priority to attend the program will be given to newcomers.
  • Proof of Language Proficiency: All participants will be tested for language proficiency assessments in English and their language (Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Nuur, Sudanese) before starting the program. 
  • Attendance: Attendance is mandatory. 
  • Homework: Account time for reading and turning is assignments as needed.

To learn about the training curriculum, see below.

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