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Language of Justice Institute Court Interpreter Program

Widener University Delaware Law School invites all interested bilingual professionals to explore the training and skills needed to become a certified court interpreter.

About the Program

The program was established through a unique collaboration between the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Delaware Law School to provide skills training in:

  • Consecutive Interpretation
  • Sight Translation
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Practical Legal Terminology

The seated Spring 2020 program consists of eight Saturday classes from April 4th until June 6th (class will not be held on Saturday, April 11th or Saturday, May 23rd). The online Spring 2020 program will be held live, using web conferencing, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST, between March 31, 2020 and May 28, 2020 (online classes will not be held on Tuesday, April 7th or Thursday, April 9th).

The seated classes will be held at:

Delaware Law School
4601 Concord Pike
Polishook Hall
Wilmington, Delaware 19803

Applications are due March 2, 2020, and must be accompanied with a resume, letter of recommendation, language proficiency (OPI Score or equivalency), and a $60 application fee (waived if application and supporting documents are received by March 2, 2020).

The tuition for the Court Interpreter Program is $1,497.00.

Download the Court Interpreter Program Application (pdf)

 “By aligning the Introduction to Court Interpreting Program with a State Court Interpreter Certification Program, this program aims to attract strong candidates who are motivated and dedicated to becoming a state-certified, professional court interpreter.

The close alignment is intended to garner more confidence in students by allowing them to feel as if they are being prepared for each stage specifically while working on developing all aspects of being a court interpreter at the same time.”

-Nanme Zheng, graduate of the Language of Justice Institute

Click here to learn more about the Open House!

Contact: email [email protected] or call Enrollment Coordinator, Shaun Mahan, at 302-477-2780.