Scheduled Courses 2019

EXAM PREPARATION / SKILLS BUILDING –  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.

Only $45 is required to reserve a spot in the Exam Prep. intensive courses!

Intensive Skills Building/

Exam Preparation

Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost
FEDERAL EXAM PREP./ SKILLS BUILDING IV 9/9/2019 to 9/20/2019 Mon. to Fri. 7:30- 9 p.m. ET 15 hours  $   400.00
STATE EXAM PREP. / SKILLS BUILDING III 10/21/2019 to 11/05/2019 Mo. Tu. Th. 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.

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.

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

FULL SCHEDULE OF COURSES FOR 2019

 Continuing Education – Standalone webinars  Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
Advanced Practice on Consecutive Interpretation 10/19/2019 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Advanced Practice on Simultaneous Interpretation 10/26/2019 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Tips for Exam Taking 11/2/2019 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m.  1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics I – Code of Ethics 11/9/2019 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics II – Applied Ethics 11/16/2019 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Team Interpreting 11/23/2019 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Court Protocol 11/30/2019 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Use of Equipment 12/7/2019 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Exam Preparation / Intensive Skills Building Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
FEDERAL EXAM PREP./ SKILLS BUILDING IV 9/9/2019 to 9/20/2019 Mon to Fri. 7.30 – 9 p.m. ET 15 hours  $   400.00
STATE EXAM PREP. / SKILLS BUILDING III 10/21/2019 to 10/05/2019 Mo. Tu. Th. Fri. 7.30 – 9 p.m. ET 15 hours   $   400.00

 

NOTES:

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

Recorded versions of the webinars are 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.

Certificates are provided for all courses.  These webinars qualify for CE units in the States mentioned as approved.

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.

CONTENTS BY COURSE

 

Advanced Consecutive Interpretation Practice

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

Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation Practice

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

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.

Ethics I

  • Code of Ethics of Professional Interpreters
  • Cannons of the 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 to different situations.
  • Examples of ethical dilemmas.
  • How to handle different situations.
  • When to say NO, and how to say it.

 

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.

 

Tips for Taking Exam

  • How to prepare for the exam. What counts.
  • Concentrating on scoring units.
  • 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.

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.

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PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS 

5 hours of private or semi-private instruction offered at $450  (minimum commitment)