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Professional Interpreter Basic Training Summer Course

  • 06/06/2015
  • Lake County College in Grayslake, IL

Enhance your skills or begin your career as a professional interpreter. The focus of this course is on critical concepts for interpreting in medical, legal, and community settings. This training enables interpreters to meet their responsibility of placing Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons on an equal footing with those who understand English. Course participants will be empowered with a guide to professionally approach each communicative event by observing established strategies, protocols, and codes of conduct.

Specific topics addressed in this course will include the fundamentals and modes of interpreting and translating, the role of the interpreter, and the Codes of Ethics proposed by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) and the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA). Participants will practice and implement interpreting techniques in small groups, listen to and critique recordings of interpreting scripts, and record and critique their own renditions.


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Midwest Association of Translators & Interpreters
28 West Lake Street, Unit #8
Addison, IL 60101

American Translators Association
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590
Alexandria, VA 22314

phone: 703.683.6100
fax: 703.683.6122
(Office hours 9a–5p ET)

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