Scheduled Courses

Next courses will be held in the Summer and Fall of 2021. Stay tuned for dates and offerings!

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Course: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice for Court Interpreters: 3rd Edition

I am pleased to announce a new redesigned Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Practice Course. In this 3rd Edition of RSI we will practice simultaneous interpretation with the Zoom Interpretation feature as well as explore other methods to deliver simultaneous interpretation remotely without the interpretation feature enabled or on different platforms. I will include all new materials for practice as well as updates to the previous editions, so if you took my previous RSI course you will still benefit with more practice with this new course. Here are the particulars:

Objective: 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. 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

Methodology: 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.
You will be provided scripts in English and asked to interpret into a foreign language. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.

You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection and a second line (cell phone) for the third session.  We will practice with Zoom interpreting feature as well as with two lines. Both methods are currently being used by the courts where I practice.

Duration: The course consists of 8 hours spread out into 4 sessions of 2 hours each. (8 CE units in most states)* 

Dates: February 6, 2021 to February 27, 2021 – Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST

Cost: Only $120 for 8 hours of training. This course is being offered at a reduced rate due to the pandemic.  (Regular price would be $180)

Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 8 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

Other upcoming courses

Course: Oral Federal Exam Preparation Course: 5th Edition

I am also pleased to announce a new revamped 5th Edition of the Oral Federal Exam Preparation Course. In this 5th Edition I will include all new materials for practice so if you took a previous edition of this course you will still benefit with more practice. Here are the particulars:


Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with plenty of practice passages to interpret in simultaneous, consecutive and sight modes at an advanced level, as required to work in Federal Court.  Participants need to have an Advanced command of Spanish and English to be able to work in both directions at the required level of proficiency and to interpret discourse of highly educated native speakers as well as colloquial registry in both languages.


Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform where you can view the presenters screen as well as your own. You will be provided scripts as well as recordings of passages to work from both in class and on your own. We will focus on topics that are commonly seen in Federal Court and analyze and expand vocabulary and glossaries. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.


You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection. Headsets are recommended for practice.


Duration: The course consists of 20 hours spread out into 10 sessions of 2 hours each. (20 CE units in most states)

Dates: March 15 to March 26, 2021 – Monday thru Friday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST

Cost: $490 for 20 hours of training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice.


Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 20 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

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Last but not least, I’m happy to announce a repeat of a popular bundle of webinars at a discounted price. Take advantage of the bundle offer in March 2021– 6 CEUs at $120 – 4 Saturdays 1.5-hour session each webinar or sign up for the individual webinars of your choice at $45 each webinar.

    
 Bundle
  6 hours$120
1. Ethics I – Code of Ethics3/6/2021Sat. 1 to 2.30 a.m. EST1.5 hours $     45.00
2. Ethics II – Applied Ethics3/13/2021Sat. 1 to 2.30 a.m. EST1.5 hours $     45.00
3. Court Protocol3/20/2021Sat. 1 to 2.30 a.m. EST1.5 hours $     45.00
4. Team Interpreting3/27/2021Sat. 1 to 2.30 a.m. EST1.5 hours $     45.00

Consult the list of approved states on our webpage or check with your state.

You can sign up for any of these webinars independently of each other.
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