Advance Your Skills in Note-taking for Interpreters

SKU#: 37 Note-Taking Skills
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A step-by-step guide on adapting conference interpreting note-taking techniques to community and medical interpreting based on the Rozan method, symbols and abbreviations.

Course length:  2 hours  

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 2 CCHI CE hours (Performance-Based)
  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
  • Washington State Department of Social Health Services: 2 DSHS CECs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Washington State Court Interpreter Program: 2 CEUs
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Take effective notes using a simplified version of Rozan’s 7-step note-taking method adapted for community and medical interpreting.
  • Practice three effective techniques for note-taking: symbols development, time notations and abbreviation systems.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Michelle Gallagher, MA
  • 13 interactive exercises (including a take-your-baseline exercise)
  • 1 handout on sample symbols and abbreviations
  • 2 handouts on how to develop symbols and abbreviations in note-taking
  • 2 subject matter handouts (for an exercise): medical, educational, human
  • A clear introduction to the 7 steps of the Rozan method
  • A video demonstration of professional note-taking
  • 2 self-assessment exercises
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Understand that note-taking is a necessity for interpreters.
  • Know how to take notes while you interpret!
  • Enhance your accuracy.
  • Interpret longer without interrupting.
  • Look and feel more professional and confident.
  • See how note-taking supports the entire process of interpreting.
  • Be able to use symbols to enhance your memory and speed.
  • Know the Rozan method—making you a more “professionally literate” interpreter.
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