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.


  1. Mack-Arthur Turner II says:

    When are the next available dates for interpreter training?


    1. vbdopazo says:

      Sorry for the late reply. I took time off in the Summer. I just published the next course for the Oral Exam Prep. or Skills Building IV. It is scheduled for Sep. 20 to Oct. 1, 2021 from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. ET (New York time), Monday – Friday


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