Interpreter training and certification course

7 weeks in-class course (28 hours) taught by experienced Spanish/English simultaneous interpreters.

Pre requisite: Candidates must be fluently bilingual in English-Spanish-English and complete a personal interview and evaluation to be accepted into course and must attend all classes and complete all homework and in class assignments to graduate.

Week 1 – Introduction to Interpreter Techniques 
  • Simultaneous
  • Consecutive
  • Sight
  • Shadowing
  • Interpreter techniques exercises
  • Homework for next class (translate one current event, shadow any type of radio, TV or podcast)
Week 2 – Introduction to Medical Terminology Interpretation 
  • Homework review from previous class
  • Medical terminology vocabulary and videos
  • Medical translation exercises (simultaneous & consecutive)
  • Medical sight translation
  • Homework for next class (translate one current event, translate a medical document)
Week 3 – Introduction to Psychological Terms and Individualized Education Program (IEP) 
  • Homework review from previous class
  • Psychological terms vocabulary and videos
  • Introduction to Individualized Education Program (IEP) and videos
  • False Cognates
  • Psychological and IEP exercises (simultaneous & consecutive)
  • Sight translation exercise
  • Homework for next class (translate one current event, translate a legal document)
Week 4 – Introduction to Legal Terminology 
  • Homework review from previous class
  • Legal terminology vocabulary and videos
  • Requirements to become a court interpreter
  • English/Spanish Idioms
  • Sight translation exercise
  • Homework for next class (translate one current event, translate a legal document)
Week 5 – Legal Terminology Practice 
  • Homework review from previous class
  • Exercise consecutive translation of a deposition
  • Practice on translating legal terminology vocabulary
  • Homework for next class (translate one current event, translate a legal document)
Week 6 – Medical Terminology Practice 
  • Homework review from previous class
  • Medical terminology translation practice (simultaneous and consecutive)
  • Sight translation practice of medical form and patients’ rights & responsibilities
  • Homework for next class (translate one current event, translate a legal document)
Week 7 – Interpreter Techniques Review 
  • Homework for next class (translate one current event, translate a legal document)
  • Review of the material covered over the last 6 weeks (Q&A)
  • Introduction to translation equipment
  • Final consecutive and simultaneous exercises
  • Graduation

Simultaneous and consecutive training and practice and final evaluation using professional sound equipment.

To register: info@arizonalanguagecenter.com

Please check our Course Schedule and Fees page for pricing and availability.

Class:Times/Duration:Fees:
Simultaneous Interpreter & Translator Certificate
(7 weeks)
January 11, 2020
Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Course Fee: $780 One time enrollment fee $25
Simultaneous Interpreter & Translator Certificate
(7 weeks)
March 7, 2020
Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Course Fee: $780 One time enrollment fee $25
Simultaneous Interpreter & Translator Certificate
(7 weeks)
May 9, 2020
Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Course Fee: $780 One time enrollment fee $25