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Community, Healthcare and Legal Interpreting

Delaware Law School’s Community, Healthcare and Legal Interpreter Training will help participants develop the necessary skills to become a qualified interpreter in the field.

The Community, Healthcare, and Legal Interpreter program is a 49-hour course divided into two parts. The first part provides the prerequisite for the national medical interpreting certification and it is a 40-hour quality program based on The Community Interpreter® program for community and healthcare interpreters. The second part is 9 hours of legal interpreting concentrating on the code of ethics, protocols, and standards of the court interpreter.

This is an interactive, skill-based program. 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 will receive a copy of the most comprehensive textbook and workbook in the field.

PROGRAM CONTENT:

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
  • Terminology

MODULE 5: THE INTERPRETER’S ROLE

  • Managing your role
  • Advocacy
  • National standards of practice
  • Self-care and professional development

MODULE 6: THE COURT INTERPRETER

  • Code of Ethics
  • Protocols and Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded:

* The Marjorie Bancroft official Community Interpretation Cross-Cultural Communications Certification

and

*Delaware Law School’s Certificate of Completion of the Community, Healthcare and Legal Interpreter Training

Program Dates Tuition Application Requirements
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET
Online via Zoom.

September 7, 2021 to October 13, 2021
$499 

Tuition due date:
October 1, 2021
To apply, submit the following materials to [email protected]:

• Application
• Resume
• One letter of recommendation
• OPI score or language proficiency equivalency

Registration Deadline: August 13, 2021

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