How to Perform Standard Interpreting Protocols
SKU#: 20 Interpreting Protocols
An overview, with guided practice, of basic procedures and protocols for professional interpreting in medical, community, educational and non-courtroom legal settings.
Course length: 1.5 hours
Course access period: Two months 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.
- Washington State Department of Social Health Services: 1.5 DSHS CECs
- Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
- Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss and practice four protocols for medical and community interpreting: positioning, introductions, direct speech and turn-taking.
- Make decisions about when and how to perform these four protocols during interpreting assignments.
What you will get:
- Your video instructor: Rita Monroy, MA
- 9 interactive exercises (including timed practice of an interpreter introduction)
- 5 audio recordings of indirect speech to be converted to direct speech
- A model interpreter introduction
- 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:
- Understand what interpreting protocols are, their purpose and why they matter.
- Know how to perform four basic interpreting protocols professionally.
- Be able to select a position for all parties that supports direct communication.
- Be familiar with advantages and disadvantages of various interpreter positions.
- Understand why to avoid eye contact while interpreting (with differences between spoken and signed interpreting).
- Know what to do with your gaze while you interpret.
- Be able to conduct a professional interpreter introduction.
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