Interpreting in Community Settings
When: April 4, 8, 11, 13, 15 20, 22 (7 days, Mon-Wed-Fri)
Time: 10am to 5pm MST
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.
MODULE 1: The Profession
Section 1.1 The Profession of Community Interpreting
Section 1.2 Interpreter Credentials
Section 1.3 Ethics and Standards for Community Interpreters
Section 1.4 Application of Ethical Principles
Section 1.5 Ethical Principles in Action
Section 1.6 How to assess your performance
MODULE 2: Protocol and Skills
Section 2.1 Stages of the Encounter
Section 2.2 Four Protocols for Community Interpreting
Section 2.3 Memory Skills
Section 2.4 Message Transfer Skills
Section 2.5 Modes, Summarization and Mode Switching
Section 2.6 Note-taking for Community Interpreting
MODULE 3: Strategic Mediation
MODULE 4: Professional Identity
Section 4.1 Professional Identity
Section 4.2. Professional Practice
Section 4.3 Legal Interpreting
Section 4.4 Emerging Specializations
Section 4.5 Preparing Terminology
Section 4.6 Remote Interpreting