SWITS, Ltd. is pleased to announce open registration for a course focused on critical concepts for interpreting in medical, legal, and community settings. Equal Footing for Limited English Proficient Persons is a training seminar developed by instructor, Saul Arteaga, and SWITS, Ltd. It provides participants with valuable information regarding the interpreting profession and allows participants to practice interpreting in a learning environment.
Throughout the interactive course, participants will learn about various topics, including:
- Modes of Interpreting
- NCIHC Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care
- Role of the Interpreter
- Best Practices
- Interpreting in Different Settings
- Managing the Interpreting Session
- On-site, Telephone, and Video Interpreting
- Interpreter Safety and Protocol
Additionally, course participants will be empowered with a guide to professionally approach each communicative event by observing established strategies, protocols, and codes of conduct. 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. Students who complete all course requirements will receive a certificate of completion and will be prepared to sit for the IMIA national certification exam for medical interpreters.
*Note: While this course is open to speakers and interpreters in any language, the instructor is bilingual in Spanish and English. Students will be responsible for their own vocabulary development in preparation for any certification exams. The course will be taught in English and all students must demonstrate English language proficiency and proficiency in one other language.
Students will be required to purchase a book on the first day of class at the cost of $45.