Good news

I’m excited to announce…
1. FEDERAL EXAM PREP is starting on 9/1/2017, one day left! Thank you to all that registered. I am excited to start this course. Best of luck to all the students!Register now

2. Two more states approved our courses. Maryland and Pennsylvania*.
Theory Webinars approved for CE units in 7 states. CE points approved and in the works
These are the Theory courses for which we requested and obtained approval from the states mentioned:

· Team Interpreting – 1.5 General Credits
· Ethics I – 1.5 Ethics Credits
· Ethics II – 1.5 Ethics Credits
· Court Protocol – 1.5 General Credits
· Tips for Exam Taking – 1.5 General Credits
· Use of Equipment – 1.5 General Credits

New dates will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

*“PA Interpreter Certification program has pre-approved webinars Theory 0.1 – Theory 0.6 for 1.5 CEUs each with the provider Victoria B. Dopazo, FCCI. Submission of individual pre-approval requests is not required. In order to get CEUs PA interpreters must submit certificates of attendance after the training”.

Exam Prep starting soon

The months of September and October will be dedicated to Exam Preparation.

10 days of intensive training prior to the exam.  A total of 15 hours of practice.

  • Federal Exam Prep – Sep 1 to Sep 10 – 2017   7p.m to 8:30p.m. Eastern
  • State Exam Prep – Sep. 14 to Sep. 23  – 2017   7p.m to 8:30p.m. Eastern

THEORY COURSES – 6 STAND ALONE WEBINARS OF 1.5 H EACH, TAUGHT INDEPENDENTLY OF EACH OTHER.

· Team Interpreting
· Ethics I
· Ethics II
· Court Protocol
· Tips for Exam Taking
· Use of Equipment

The theory webinars are held on a rotating basis. We just completed the first round. We will be announcing the next days soon.

Few spots left for

  • Ethics webinars on August 12 and August 19
  • Fed Exam Prep Course starting Sep. 1, 2017
    •  Note: we have had requests to move the time from 7 p.m. ET to a later time. So far we have more requests from the West Coast than the East Coast. If you are registering for this course, please state your preference so we may consider this request.
  • Reserve your spot via Eventbrite with 10% deposit.

 

 

New Federal and State Exam Prep

These courses are for people that qualify to sit for the oral exam at State or Federal level. The contents are tailored accordingly. The dates have been selected according to expressed demand. Only a few seats available for each. Reserve your seat and pay later. You will receive an invoice and a deadline. If payment is not received by the deadline the seat will go to the next one on the waiting list. We anticipate a waiting list as the exam approaches and we have received many requests. Notice we have included two new courses to accommodate the demand but won’t be able to open more before the next exam dates.

1- NEW Intensive EXAM PREP for Federal Exam

For those qualified to sit for the oral exam.

Sep 1 to 10, 2017   –  Every day 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

15 hours of training at $400 – 10% deposit to reserve a spot

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exam-prep-for-federal-exam-tickets-36462070033

 2- New dates for EXAM PREP for State Exam

a) September 14 to 23, 2017 Every day 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

15 hours of training at $400 – 10% deposit to reserve a spot

To register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exam-prep-intensive-course-for-state-court-exam-preparation-tickets-36462214465

b) October 23 to Nov 3, 2017             Mon thru Friday 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST

15 hours of training at $400 – 10% deposit to reserve a spot

To register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exam-prep-intensive-course-for-state-court-exam-tickets-36462330813

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To start training to become a court interpreter you should start with the once a week regular program, CITO 1.

Next CITO 1 starting on September 9, 2017 – Sat. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

It’s not too early to sign up. Only 12 seats available.

12 webinars.  A total of 18 hours of training at $450. 10% deposit to reserve a spot.

CEU’s approved by ATA: 10

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/court-interpreter-training-level-1-tickets-36042202197

Court Protocol Webinar

There is still time to register for the Court Protocol Webinar to be held this Saturday, July 22 at 1 p.m. ET

Coming up:

Ethics I – Code of Ethics will explore the Code of Ethics of Professional Interpreters, compare different codes and analyze their cannons in detail.

Ethics II – Applied Ethics will deal with the practical application of the code of ethics. We will analyze different practical situations and dilemmas that come up when practicing as a court interpreter, in the courtroom and the corridors.  We’ll talk about how to handle different situations. When to say NO, and How to say it.

The Ethics webinars will be offered on Sat. August 12 and August 19, for the first time. Each webinar is 1.5 hours.

 

 

 

 

New method for registration

Now you can sign up for our courses via Eventbrite by just clicking on the link to the course.  This is a convenient method for you to pay by credit card. There is a small fee associated with this service.

We will continue to accept PayPal, and as an option for those who don’t like to do payments online, we can invoice upon request and will accept checks.

You can reserve a seat in the 12-week  program by just paying $45 via Eventbrite. We will invoice for the balance. Your seat will be guaranteed as long as long as the balance is received 3 days prior to lesson 2.

More details in our newsletter. Stay tuned!

 

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My apologies to all who received a blank e-mail. It was sent in error from my MailChimp account. I had an automated feature set up to send on Friday but had not finished preparing the campaign and a blank was sent in error.

I will be sending real news shortly. My apologies to all.  I definitely understand those who unsubscribed. Hope you will get to read about my courses in the future. If interested send me a request to subscribe to be added to the list.

Victoria

Bio – Instructor

Victoria Dopazo is a Federal and State Certified Court Interpreter with 17 years of experience in Court Interpreting and over 20 years of experience in teaching languages. Victoria obtained an English as Foreign Language teaching degree in her native country, Argentina. In addition to teaching in Argentina, Victoria has taught in Australia, Singapore and the United States. She holds certification as a court interpreter from NAJIT and has owned and operated language schools in Argentina and the United States. As director of The Language Institute, she has taught and coordinated courses and has managed translation and interpretation projects.

 

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