2020 Scheduled Courses

Next series of courses will be announced in August. Stay tuned!

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.

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


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.

Advanced Terminology VII and Advanced Terminology VIII webinars **** NEW

  • 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.

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.