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Professional Interpreter

$995.00 (USD)



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Learning Styles Assessment Exercise

I. Basic Concepts of Language Interpreting

    A. Basic Concepts: What is language interpreting? What is language translation?
    B. Contrasting the interpretation and translation tasks
    C. Translation and adaptation: Localization and transcreation
    D. What does it take to become a professional interpreter?
    E. Certificate vs. Certification vs. Professional Licensure
    F. Where do interpreters work?
    G. Message delivery: The techniques
    H. Consecutive interpreting video demonstration
    I. Sight translation video demonstration
    J. Review Questions
    K. On-Site interpreting
    L. Remote and Telephonic Interpretation
    M. Telephonic interpreting, continued
    N. Video remote interpreting and video relay interpreting
    O. Sight translation
    P. Vocabulary Game
    Q. Review Questions
    R.The Evolution of Interpreting in the Community
    S. The Evolution of Interpreting in the Community: Steps Toward Professional Recognition
    T. The Evolution of Interpreting in the Community: Professional Associations
    U. Public Services Interpreting Drivers
    V. Standards Guiding the Interpreting Profession
    W. Associations: Why are they important?
    X. Module 1 Self-assessment
    Y. Resources
    Z. Module Feedback

II.  Interpreting Skills and Techniques

    A. Preparing yourself for this module
    B. Active listening
    C. Active listening: Suspending yourself
    D. Emotions and Culture
    E. Level of Interest and Objectivity
    F. Capacity to Concentrate
    G. Who you are influences greatly the way you listen and communicate
    H. Listening Exercises: Introduction
    I. Shadowing: Introduction
    J. Short-Term Memory Retention: Visual
    K. Short-Term Memory Retention: Auditory
    L. Note-Taking
    M. Sight Translation: Introduction
    N. Putting It All Together: Interpreting
    O. Module Vocabulary Game
    P. Module 2 Self-Assessment
    Q. Resources
    R. Module Feedback

III.  Ethics and standards: Expected professional behavior

    A. What are Professional Standards?
    B. The Interpreter's Professional Profile
    C. Accuracy
    D. Acting Ethically and Honestly
    E. Confidentiality
    F. Competence
    G. Neutrality
    H. Reliability
    I. Respect for the Profession
    J. Role Preservation
    K. Scenarios and Exercises
    L. Resources
    M. Module 3 Self-Assessment
    N. Module Feedback

IV.  The Business of Interpreting

    A. Basic public services interpreting market concepts
    B. The Supply
    C. The Demand
    D. Working as a freelance interpreter
    E. Interview video
    F. Working as a Full-time Interpreter
    G. Interview video
    H. Building a Resume
    I. Formatting a resume
    J. Resume Sample
    K. Writing a Cover Letter
    L. Joining professional associations
    M. Joining online professional directories
    N. Continued Education
    O. Resources
    P. Module Feedback





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6220 East Texas Street
Community Education
Bossier City, LA 71111 US

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