Advanced Skills Building for LOTS

Advanced Skills Building IV Course – Oral Exam Preparation for LOTS (Languages Other than Spanish) – Conducted in English

Last call to register for the Advanced Skills Building IV Course  starting on March 15, 2021. We have 6 spots left. Registration will remain open till March 12 but may close earlier if spots are filled. Here are the particulars:


Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with plenty of practice passages to interpret in simultaneous, consecutive and sight modes at an advanced level, as required to work in Federal Court.  Participants need to have an Advanced command of Foreign Language and English to be able to work in both directions at the required level of proficiency and to interpret discourse of highly educated native speakers as well as colloquial registry in both languages.


Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform where you can view the presenters screen as well as your own. We will focus on topics that are commonly seen in Federal Court and analyze and expand vocabulary and glossaries. 
The course will be conducted in English and participants will practice interpreting into a foreign language of choice.
You will be provided passages with scripts and recordings in English and asked to interpret into a foreign language. At the end of the course you will have more than 30 passages and recordings for further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions. You can save all the materials for the purpose of studying and reviewing them on your own time. 

You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection. Headsets are recommended for practice.

Duration: The course consists of 20 hours spread out into 10 sessions of 2 hours each. (CE units in most states)* Dates: March 15, 2021 to March 26, 2021 -Monday thru Friday from 7:00p.m. to  9:00 p.m. EST (New Your time)

Cost: .$490 for individual registration for 20 hours of training.
            $392 each if registering with a study partner. 
A 20% discount is offered for 2 people registering together. Consider registering with a friend who shares your language combination so you can have a study partner for more practice and both can benefit from the discount.

Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 20 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives. To register at the discounted price for two participants email your request. You will receive an invoice directly with the discount applied.

Last call to register for RSI / Zoom interpretation course

We have 5 spots left for this course that starts on Feb. 6. Please register by Feb. 4 or earlier.

Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice Course. In this 3rd Edition of RSI we will practice simultaneous interpretation with the Zoom Interpretation feature as well as explore other methods to deliver simultaneous interpretation remotely without the interpretation feature enabled or on different platforms. I will include all new materials for practice as well as updates to the previous editions, so if you took my previous RSI course you will still benefit with more practice with this new course. Here are the particulars:

Course: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters: 3rd Edition

Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with practice and knowledge on how to interpret simultaneously in virtual mode using currently available resources used for court interpretation. The purpose is not to monitor the interpretation quality but to give ample opportunity to practice in the use of the technology and platforms currently available

Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform, but the methodology can be applied to other existing platforms being used by courts around the country. The course will be conducted in English and participants will practice interpreting into a foreign language of choice.
You will be provided scripts in English and asked to interpret into a foreign language. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.

You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection and a second line (cell phone) for the third session.  We will practice with Zoom interpreting feature as well as with two lines. Both methods are currently being used by the courts where I practice.

Duration: The course consists of 8 hours spread out into 4 sessions of 2 hours each. (8 CE units in most states)* 

Dates: February 6, 2021 to February 27, 2021 – Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST

Cost: Only $120 for 8 hours of training. This course is being offered at a reduced rate due to the pandemic.  (Regular price would be $180)

Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 8 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

Courses 2021

Greetings!

I am pleased to announce a new redesigned Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice Course. In this 3rd Edition of RSI we will practice simultaneous interpretation with the Zoom Interpretation feature as well as explore other methods to deliver simultaneous interpretation remotely without the interpretation feature enabled or on different platforms. I will include all new materials for practice as well as updates to the previous editions, so if you took my previous RSI course you will still benefit with more practice with this new course. Here are the particulars:

Course: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters: 3rd Edition

Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with practice and knowledge on how to interpret simultaneously in virtual mode using currently available resources used for court interpretation. The purpose is not to monitor the interpretation quality but to give ample opportunity to practice in the use of the technology and platforms currently available

Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform, but the methodology can be applied to other existing platforms being used by courts around the country. The course will be conducted in English and participants will practice interpreting into a foreign language of choice.
You will be provided scripts in English and asked to interpret into a foreign language. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.

You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection and a second line (cell phone) for the third session.  We will practice with Zoom interpreting feature as well as with two lines. Both methods are currently being used by the courts where I practice.

Duration: The course consists of 8 hours spread out into 4 sessions of 2 hours each. (8 CE units in most states)* 

Dates: February 6, 2021 to February 27, 2021 – Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST

Cost: Only $120 for 8 hours of training. This course is being offered at a reduced rate due to the pandemic.  (Regular price would be $180)

Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 8 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

Best wishes for 2021,

Victoria

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I am also pleased to announce a new revamped 5th Edition of the Oral Federal Exam Preparation Course. In this 5th Edition I will include all new materials for practice so if you took a previous edition of this course you will still benefit with more practice. Here are the particulars:

Course: Oral Federal Exam Preparation Course: 5th Edition


Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with plenty of practice passages to interpret in simultaneous, consecutive and sight modes at an advanced level, as required to work in Federal Court.  Participants need to have an Advanced command of Spanish and English to be able to work in both directions at the required level of proficiency and to interpret discourse of highly educated native speakers as well as colloquial registry in both languages.


Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform where you can view the presenters screen as well as your own. You will be provided scripts as well as recordings of passages to work from both in class and on your own. We will focus on topics that are commonly seen in Federal Court and analyze and expand vocabulary and glossaries. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.


You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection. Headsets are recommended for practice.


Duration: The course consists of 20 hours spread out into 10 sessions of 2 hours each. (20 CE units in most states)

Dates: February 15 to February 26, 2021 – Monday thru Friday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST

Cost: $490 for 20 hours of training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice.


Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 20 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

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Last but not least, I’m happy to announce a repeat of a popular bundle of webinars at a discounted price. Take advantage of the bundle offer in March 2021– 6 CEUs at $120 – 4 Saturdays 1.5-hour session each webinar or sign up for the individual webinars of your choice at $45 each webinar.

    
 Bundle
  6 hours$120
1. Ethics I – Code of Ethics3/6/2021Sat. 11 to 12.30 a.m. EST1.5 hours $     45.00
2. Ethics II – Applied Ethics3/13/2021Sat. 11 to 12.30 a.m. EST1.5 hours $     45.00
3. Court Protocol3/20/2021Sat. 11 to 12.30 a.m. EST1.5 hours $     45.00
4. Team Interpreting3/27/2021Sat. 11 to 12.30 a.m. EST1.5 hours $     45.00

Consult the list of approved states on our webpage or check with your state.

You can sign up for any of these webinars independently of each other.
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/victoria-dopazo-fcci-14515584774

Last chance to register for RSI /Zoom Interpreting Practice

Last call to register for this course. We have 5 spots left. Registration will remain open till February 4 but may close earlier if spots are filled. Here are the particulars:

Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters: 3rd Edition

Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with practice and knowledge on how to interpret simultaneously in virtual mode using currently available resources used for court interpretation. The purpose is not to monitor the interpretation quality but to give ample opportunity to practice in the use of the technology and platforms currently available

Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform, but the methodology can be applied to other existing platforms being used by courts around the country. The course will be conducted in English and participants will practice interpreting into a foreign language of choice.
You will be provided scripts in English and asked to interpret into a foreign language. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.

You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection and a second line (cell phone) for the third session.  We will practice with Zoom interpreting feature as well as with two lines. Both methods are currently being used by the courts where I practice.

Duration: The course consists of 8 hours spread out into 4 sessions of 2 hours each. (8 CE units in most states)* Dates: February 6, 2021 to February 27, 2021 – Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST

Cost: Only $120 for 8 hours of training. This course is being offered at a reduced rate due to the pandemic.  (Regular price would be $180)

Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 8 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

RSI last week to register

We are about to finish the first RSI practice course. If you missed that one, you can still register for the one starting October 10. We still have some spots still available for this course:

Course: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters
Dates: October 10 to October 31, 2020
Days: Saturdays from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. EST
Total hours: 8 
Cost: $90

This will be the last time we offer this full course this year.

Reserve your spot by registering via PayPal  PayPal.Me/VDopazo or Eventbrite.

Remote Simultaneous Interpretation – 2nd edition

The first course is full. Please register early for the upcoming course.

We will work via Zoom and practice how to deliver simultaneous interpretation with and without the Zoom interpretation feature. We will use workaround methods to work in simultaneous mode remotely with the platforms the courts are using so that we can adapt and deliver the best service with the available technology.

Registration is now open for the following course:

Course: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters
Dates: October 10 to October 31, 2020
Days: Saturdays from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. EST
Total hours: 8 
Cost: $90

Reserve your spot by registering via PayPal  PayPal.Me/VDopazo or Eventbrite.

Maximum 15 attendees.

RSI for Court Interpreters Second Edition

The first course is full. Please register early for the upcoming course. We will work via Zoom and practice how to deliver simultaneous interpretation with and without the Zoom interpretation feature. We will use workaround methods to work in simultaneous mode remotely with the platforms the courts are using so that we can adapt and deliver the best service with the available technology.

Registration is now open for the following course:

Course: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters
Dates: October 10 to October 31, 2020
Days: Saturdays from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. EST
Total hours: 8 
Cost: $90

Reserve your spot by registering via PayPal  PayPal.Me/VDopazo or Eventbrite.

Maximum 15 attendees.

RSI date change for session 2

There is still time to register for the RSI practice course. One date has been changed to free a date that falls on a religious holiday. I take this opportunity to thank the interested participants who made me aware of this and to those who already registered who are willing to accommodate the change. 

Here is the updated info:

Course: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters.  
Total hours: 8  (8 CE units in most states)* Four sessions of 2 hours each to be held on the following dates:

  1. Saturday, September 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST
  2. Monday, September 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. EST – Please note that this date is instead of Sat. 19 which falls on a religious holiday.
  3. Saturday, September 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST
  4. Saturday, October 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST

This course is being offered at a reduced rate due to the pandemic. Only $90 for 8 hours of training. $90 (Regular price would be $180)

Reserve your spot by registering via PayPal  PayPal.Me/VDopazo or Eventbrite.

Early registration is recommended. Once the registration limit is reached, I will try to schedule a second option. As always, I try to fit in people’s request as my calendar allows. 

RSI Practice course

Registration is now open for the following course:

Course: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters
Dates: September 12 to October 3, 2020
Days: Saturdays from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. ET
Total hours: 8  (8 CE units in most states)*
Cost: $90

Reserve your spot by registering via PayPal  PayPal.Me/VDopazo or Eventbrite.

Early registration is recommended. Once the registration limit is reached, I will try to schedule a second option. As always, I try to fit in people’s request as my calendar allows. 

This course is designed to provide participants with practice and knowledge on how to interpret simultaneously in virtual mode using currently available resources used for court interpretation. We will work on the Zoom platform, but the methodology can be applied to other existing platforms being used by courts around the country. The course will be conducted in English and participants will practice interpreting into a foreign language of choice. The purpose is not to monitor the interpretation quality but to give ample opportunity to practice in the use of the technology and platforms currently available

The course consists of 8 hours spread out into 4 sessions of 2 hours each

Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 8 hours of training.

You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection and a second line (cell phone).  We will practice with Zoom interpreting feature as well as with 2 lines as both methods are currently being used by the courts where I practice.

FREE RESOURCES

We have recently done two free webinars on Remote Interpretation, Means and Ways. Both sold out and people have expressed a lot of interest.  I am posting these two webinars on YouTube so people who missed the live session have an opportunity to watch them. If you are planning to attend the practice course on remote simultaneous interpretation practice for court interpreters, please watch the introductory videos on YouTube so that you can fully participate in the next training. Stay tuned for the next training course on working remotely. 

I also compiled a list of resources and useful links that I sent to participants and later I expanded and posted on my website. This list contains contacts, links, suggestions. Please note that I am not endorsing any product, but rather I am just sharing what I found out myself with the purpose of facilitating your search. It is a starting point to do your own research on whatever strikes your interest. I will update this as time allows, there may be links that work at one point and then get changed. As I said, just take what works, disregard the rest. 

NOTES

All webinars and courses are instructor-led, taught live by Victoria Dopazo.

Recordedversions of the webinars will be provided to the students registered for further practice and also for the benefit of students that may miss the occasional webinar or arrive late.  Live participation is always preferred.

All times published here are Eastern Standard Time.

Reserve a spot by registering via PayPal  PayPal.Me/VDopazo or Eventbrite. 

The dates are scheduled according to demand. Send us an e-mail to request other dates. v.b.dopazo@gmail.com

Error in previous message. Disregard last Mailchimp

Dear colleagues,

Please disregard previous campaign sent in error. My default settings in Mailchimp resent my last campaign by mistake when I wanted to announce a Summer Break. 

Stay tuned for more courses, new dates will be published in August.

Enjoy the Summer Break and stay safe,

Victoria


P.S. Previous email announced dates of courses that have already been completed. My apologies.