Scheduled Courses

All times published here are Eastern Standard Time.

Reserve a spot by registering via PayPal 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.

 

EXAM PREPARATION 

English <> Spanish

Intensive 10-day practice courses designed for students who are sitting for the certification exam and want to do intensive practice prior to the exam.

We understand that students may have been training for a while by different means and with different materials. It is not a requirement to complete our Court Interpreting Courses 1 and 2 in order to do this intensive course. It is assumed that people who registered to sit for this exam have been training in the three modes of interpretation for a while.

Course Name Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
STATE EXAM PREP

English <> Spanish

7/9/2018 to 7/20/2018 Mon to Fri. 7.30 – 9 p.m. ET 15 hours  $   400.00
FEDERAL EXAM PREP

English <> Spanish

12/3/2018 to 12/14/2018 Mon to Fri. 7.30 – 9 p.m. ET 15 hours  $   400.00

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.

Scroll down to see a more detailed description of the courses.

________Full schedule of courses for 2018 / more dates coming up in September_______

Course Name Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
Team Interpreting TBD – Nov / Dec 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Court Protocol TBD – Nov / Dec 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Simultaneous Interpretation – Advanced Practice TBD – Nov / Dec 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Use of Equipment TBD – Nov / Dec 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Consecutive Interpretation – Advanced Practice TBD – Nov / Dec 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics I – Code of Ethics TBD – Nov / Dec 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics II – Applied Ethics TBD – Nov / Dec 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Tips for Exam Taking TBD – Nov / Dec 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Course Name Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
STATE EXAM PREP 7/9/2018 to 7/20/2018 Mon to Fri. 7.30 – 9 p.m. ET 15 hours  $   400.00
FEDERAL EXAM PREP 12/3/2018 to 12/14/2018 Mon to Fri. 7.30 – 9 p.m. ET 15 hours  $   400.00
Course Name Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
CITO I TBD 18 hours  $   450.00
CITO II 4/14/2018 to 7/23/2018

IN PROGRESS

Mon. 6 p.m. to 7:30p.m. 18 hours  $   450.00

 

 

Stand-Alone WEBINARS  for Continuing Education

English/ Language neutral

A series of 8 Stand-Alone Webinars consisting of 1.5 hours of instruction each. These webinars qualify for CE units in the States mentioned as approved.

Team Interpreting

  • How to team interpret.
  • When to request a colleague for an assignment.
  • How to work as a team, helping and supporting your partner.
  • How to protect the record, make corrections,  confer, request help, be transparent.
  • Use of equipment.

Court Protocol

  • How to behave in the courtroom.
  • What to do, how and when to do it.
  • Where to position yourself.
  • How to request permission, clarification, etc.
  • How to correct the record.

Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation Practice

  • Intensive practice on simultaneous interpretation,
  • Hone your skills.
  • Improve your technique.

Use of Equipment

  • The benefits of using interpreting equipment.
  • How to use it and when.
  • When to mute it.
  • How to deal with confidential interpretation.
  • Situations in which you need to switch from simultaneous to consecutive interpretation while still using the equipment.

Advanced Consecutive Interpretation Practice

  • Intensive practice on consecutive interpretation.
  • Hone your skills.
  • Improve your technique.

Ethics I

  • Code of Ethics of Professional Interpreters
  • Cannons of Code of Ethics used by State courts, NAJIT, US courts etc.
  • An in-depth look at each of the cannons and what they mean.

Ethics II

  • Applied Ethics.
  • A practical look at how the code of ethics applies in different situations.
  • Examples of ethical dilemmas.
  • How to handle different situations.
  • When to say NO, and how to say it.

 

Tips for Taking Exam

  • How to prepare for the exam. What counts.
  • Concentrating on scoring unit.
  • How to render long consecutive.
  • How much decalage to allow. Rendering units of meaning, when and how to pause.
  • How to approach the different passages according to the mode of interpretation being tested.

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COURT INTERPRETER TRAINING ONLINE 

English <> Spanish

 For those starting to train as court interpreters with the idea of obtaining certification. Each course consists of 12 weeks (18 hours of instruction) Meeting once a week.

Each course is composed of 12 units with plenty of practice in realistic situations you will interpret in the courtroom and are designed with the goal of helping you train to pass the exam.

Each level is designed with a progressive degree of difficulty so that participants can start from a beginning level and through instruction and practice progress to the advanced level in which students should be able to interpret trials in simultaneous and consecutive modes and sight interpret complex documents.

Course Name Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
CITO I

English <>Spanish

TBD 18 hours  

$   450.00

CITO II

English <> Spanish

4/14/2018 to 7/23/2018

In Progress

Mon. 6p.m. to 7:30p.m. 18 hours  $   450.00

 

Court Interpreting 1:

CITO 1 is a course designed for bilingual students (English <> Spanish) who aspire to become court interpreters. No prior experience in court interpreting is required. This course will cover the basics of court interpreting,  practice in the modes of interpretation required to interpret in court, court protocol and ethics.
Full command of English and Spanish is required to begin training in court interpreting. Aspiring interpreters should be able to go from one language to the other with ease. These courses assume you have the ability to communicate effectively in both languages at the level of a native speaker.

Court Interpreting 2: 

CITO 2 is a  course designed for students who have completed Court Interpreting 1 or have prior experience and/ or training in Court Interpreting. For those interested in preparing to take the court interpreting exam in state court, we recommend starting with Court Interpreting 1 and consider taking Court Interpreting 2.

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.

Registration deadline: depending on seats available.