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

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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.

Last day to take advantage of the bundle offer of 6 webinars for the price of 2!

Don’t miss the last day to register for this special offer we run during the month of April. One more chance, one more day to register. Register today. You will receive the recorded versions of the webinars held on 4/11 and 4/25 and will be registered to participate in 4 live webinars in May and June. A total of nine hours of instruction for the price of 2 webinars.

Last chance to take advantage of the Special Bundle Offer!

Sign up before Thursday 4/30/2020 and get 6 webinars for the price of 2! – A total of nine hours of instruction – This offer includes two previously recorded webinars for those who missed the live presentations on 4/11/2020 and 4/25/2020, as well as the remaining four live webinars scheduled for this semester. Certificates of attendance will be issued.

Special Bundle
6 webinars:
9 hours $90
1.Tips for Exam Taking 4/11/2010 RECORDED VERSION 1.5 hours INCLUDED IN BUNDLE
2. Ethics I – Code of Ethics 4/25/2020 RECORDED VERSION 1.5 hours  INCLUDED
3. Ethics II – Applied Ethics 5/9/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
4.Team Interpreting 5/23/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
5. Court Protocol 6/13/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
6. Use of Equipment 6/27/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
CONTENTS BY COURSE

Consult the list of approved states on our webpage or check with your state. The list of states that approve courses keeps growing.
Contact me via email at v.b.dopazo@gmail.com
Please be brief so I can punctually answer your question. I work in court full-time. I’ll respond ASAP.
You can sign up for any of these webinars independently of each other.
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/victoria-dopazo-fcci-14515584774
Scroll down to see a more detailed description of the courses.

NOTES:
All webinars and courses are instructor-led, taught live by Victoria Dopazo.
Recorded versions 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. We only require 10% as a deposit for the longer courses. Apart from the dates published, we can offer other dates upon request of a minimum of two students registering to get the course started.
All practice courses are taught live and are also recorded. Participants will have access to the recorded webinar for one month following each lesson in order to review and practice further or to make up for missed lessons. All materials taught and homework assignments are emailed to participants for their personal use.  Students are expected to practice between sessions following the instructor’s recommended methodology.
The dates are scheduled according to demand. It helps to know the dates in which you plan to take the exam, so we try to schedule these courses accordingly.  Send us an e-mail to request other dates. v.b.dopazo@gmail.com

2nd chance to attend a free webinar on Remote Interpretation

Paying it forward

I will be doing it again. I offered this for the first time on April 10, I closed the registration at 72 people. I am offering it again on 4/17/2020. Don’t miss it this time!

I just request that you register so I can send you the link to join. You will receive the invitation with the link to join the day prior to the scheduled event. I will cover ways in which we can interpret remote, different modalities, different platforms available for consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.
I have been blessed with receiving training from the best in the field during this time of inactivity. Many of my highly respected colleagues generously shared their knowledge via webinars. I am following their example and paying it forward. No strings attached.
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Free webinar on Remote Interpreting

 

Paying it forward

In response to the pandemic and as a way to do my part, I will be holding weekly webinars during the month of April 2020 on the topic of Remote Interpretation. These webinars are free to all interpreters. I just request that you register so I can send you the link to join. You will receive the invitation with the link to join the day prior to the scheduled event. I will cover ways in which we can interpret remote, different modalities, different platforms available for consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.

I have been blessed with receiving training from the best in the field during this time of inactivity. Many of my highly respected colleagues generously shared their knowledge via webinars. I am following their example and paying it forward. No strings attached.

I will also be offering my regular webinars as a bundle at a token fee. You do not need to sign up for paid webinars to attend the free one.

Here are the proposed dates for the webinars. I may offer different times and dates in the future as time permits.

No CE units are offered for the free webinars. I don’t have time to get pre-approval and issue certificates. That would require more time and tracking of attendance than I can afford at this time. These webinars are offered as a tool to help you expand your horizons in this time of crisis.

REMOTE INTERPRETING Ways and Means 4/10/2020 Friday, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ET 1.5 hours FREE!

Registration required

REMOTE INTERPRETING Ways and Means 4/17/2020 Friday, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ET 1.5 hours FREE!
REMOTE INTERPRETING Ways and Means 4/24/2020 Friday, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ET 1.5 hours FREE!
REMOTE INTERPRETING Ways and Means 5/1/2020 Friday, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ET 1.5 hours FREE!
         
         
Bundle of 6 webinars: see below see below 9 hours $90

 (till 4/30/2020)

Tips for Exam Taking 4/11/2010 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics I – Code of Ethics 4/25/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics II – Applied Ethics 5/9/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Team Interpreting 5/23/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Court Protocol 6/13/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Use of Equipment 6/27/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
         
         
         

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Advanced Terminology. New webinars. Don’t miss them!

Advanced Terminology VII and Advanced Terminology VIII webinars will be offered for the first time this month. One more week to register. Don´t miss these courses! We will cover a wide range of subject-specific terminology.  You will be provided glossaries on the topics covered. All topics are relevant to court interpreting, i.e. drugs, DNA, charging language, custody, immigration, document fraud, gangs, etc.

Dates: March 14 and March 28   10 to 11:30 a.m. ET

Cost: $45 each webinar

CE: 1.5 hours – Most states recognize 1.5 units, some 1.8 units. Certificates are issued stating hours of instruction.

What to expect from these webinars:

  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Study subject-specific terminology relevant to court interpreting
  • Build and expand your glossaries
  • Expand your resources with the glossaries provided to webinar attendees
  • Topics covered: drugs, DNA, charging language, custody, immigration, document fraud, gangs, etc.

 

 

 

 

Scheduled Courses for 2020

Last chance to take advantage of the Special Bundle Offer!
Sign up before 4/30/2020 and get 6 webinars for the price of 2! A total of nine hours of instruction – The offer includes two recorded webinar for those who missed the live presentations on 4/11/2020 and 4/25/2020, and the 4 remaining live webinars scheduled for this semester. Take advantage of this offer now you have the time. Certificates of attendance will be issued. 

Special Bundle
6 webinars:
9 hours $90
1.Tips for Exam Taking 4/11/2010 RECORDED
2. Ethics I – Code of Ethics 4/25/2020 RECORDED 1.5 hours
3. Ethics II – Applied Ethics 5/9/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. LIVE 1.5 hours  $     45.00
4.Team Interpreting 5/23/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. LIVE 1.5 hours  $     45.00
5. Court Protocol 6/13/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. LIVE 1.5 hours  $     45.00
6. Use of Equipment 6/27/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. LIVE 1.5 hours  $     45.00
CONTENTS BY COURSE

Consult the list of approved states on our webpage or check with your state. The list of states that approve courses keeps growing.

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

2020 Courses – Black Friday offer till 12/28

We are offering a special discount on all our courses for early registration. This offer represents 20% off the regular pricing and guarantees a spot. Sign in by 12/28/2019 to take advantage of this discount. We accept payment via PayPal, Check, or credit card via invoice from Quickbooks, at your request. See all the scheduled courses below:Continue reading “2020 Courses – Black Friday offer till 12/28”