THE COMMUNITY INTERPRETER TRAINING
The Community Interpreter® International is a comprehensive 40-hour certificate program. It provides the prerequisite for national medical interpreting certification. The Community Interpreter® International is the leading national community and medical interpreter training program.
Sign up for The Community Interpreter® International if you plan to launch or continue a career in:
• Medical interpreting
• Educational interpreting
• Social services interpreting
HOW IT WORKS
The Community Interpreter® International is an interactive, skills-based program. It’s never boring. It is also the most up-to-date program in the field. The sessions ground you in what you need to know to work as a professional interpreter. The focus is on medical, school and government or nonprofit service settings. With this program, you receive a copy of the most comprehensive textbook and workbook in the field.
MODULE 1: THE PROFESSION
• An overview of medical and community interpreting today
• National ethics
• How to assess your performance
MODULE 2: PROTOCOLS AND SKILLS
• Basic protocols (such as positioning)
• Message transfer skills (how to interpret)
• Interpreting modes
• Memory skills and note-taking
MODULE 3: STRATEGIC MEDIATION
• How to make decisions
• Intervention skills
• The Strategic Mediation Model
• Cultural mediation
MODULE 4: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY
• Who are you? Where do you fit in?
• Professional practice
• Introduction to legal interpreting
MODULE 5: THE INTERPRETER’S ROLE
• Managing your role
• National standards of practice
• Self care and professional development
Be at least 18 years of age.
Hold a diploma for completion of secondary studies or equivalent(a high school diploma, GED, or country-of-origin high school equivalent).
Demonstrate oral proficiency in their working languages.
Show literacy in their working languages.
All students will be required to take the ACTFL oral proficiency exam** in their non-native language. The student is responsible for payment of this exam. Details on how to take the proficiency exam will be given to the student after online