Course Offerings

I am pleased to announce that permission for continuing education credit has been obtained from Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida! If you are interested in getting credit in a different state, just send me an email on the Contact page.

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Schedule
Continuing Education
Course Descriptions
Pricing and Registration


SCHEDULE

Federal Exam Prep
Classes are held from 8:00-9:30pm EST. 
Session 1, Sight & Simultaneous: Thursdays-April 13th, 20th and 27th
Session 2, Consecutive:  Wednesdays-May 17th, 24th, and 31st
Session 3, Test-Taking and Terminology: Thursdays-June 8th, 15th and 22nd

State Exam Prep
Classes are held Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm EST. Ask for early bird discount, available until May 3rd. 
Session 1, Consecutive: June 15th, 22nd and 29th
Session 2, Sight & Simultaneous: July 13th, 20th and 27th

Individualized Coaching
Scheduled based on your individual needs.

Coming this fall: Practical Solutions to Real-Life Interpreting Dilemmas!
Dates: TBA


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Pennsylvania: Each separate session of the State Exam Prep Course and Federal Exam Prep Course has been approved for 4 CEUs.

Texas: Sessions 1 & 2 of Federal Exam Prep Course have been approved, together, for a total of 9 Texas Continuing Education hours. Session 3 has been separately approved for 4.5 hours. Both sessions of the State Exam Prep Course have been approved for a total of 9 hours.

Florida: Sessions 1, 2, & 3 of Federal Exam Prep Course have been approved, together, for a total of 16.2 Florida CIE units. Application has been approved by the Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program for Continuing Interpreter Education credit. CEAA # 17-0150.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

All courses are given online. The courses are still rigorous and hands-on, but nobody has to commute anywhere!

The State Exam Prep Course is perfect for students with some experience who are hoping to improve their technique in order to test up a level or simply advance their interpreting skills. The courses offer a comprehensive overview of the different modes of interpretation. Students gain hands-on experience with original materials. They acquire tools for self-study and the skills necessary for precise and accurate interpretation. Moreover, they learn to have confidence in their interpreting ability in order to overcome nerves at the exam and in the courtroom.

The Federal Exam Prep Course is designed for students who are already certified at the state level and are studying for the 2017 oral federal exam. The course will offer a thorough review of the skills needed to carry out advanced-level interpretation, and build on those skills to carry into the advanced domain. Students will gain hands-on experience with original materials and learn to analyze their own work product. There are opportunities for individualized feedback from teacher and classmates. Students will leave armed with the tools they need to pass this extremely challenging test.

  • In the consecutive portion we will zero in on tools for critical listening, comprehension, visualization, short-term memory and note-taking.
  • During the sight and simultaneous section we will break down the skills needed to translate high-register documents and keep up with high-speed, complex speeches.
  • In the test-taking and terminology portion, students will participate in class exercises, experiencing challenging interpreting tasks and learning to project confidence and keep going no matter what. Two weeks of this session are devoted to specific terminology such as DNA, fingerprints, weapons, etc. Students will conduct research for presentations. They will gain first-hand knowledge of specialized topics, building understanding and improving accuracy. 

Practical Solutions to Real-Life Interpreting Dilemmas
This 9-week course will include six hours of interpreting skills-building and three hours of ethical practice and discussion. Perfect for bringing your interpreting to the next level, and for anyone hoping to complete their ethics hours.

Individualized coaching is available for anyone who is interested, and it is particularly helpful for addressing specific problem areas and obtaining personalized feedback. This is a chance to interact one on one with an experienced mentor.


PRICING AND REGISTRATION
To register, fill out the contact form. Each 3-week session is $275. Individual coaching sessions are $75/hour. Payment is non-refundable. In the case of non-attendance, you will still have access to the class recordings, but you won’t be able to receive Continuing Education credit.

Refer a friend and receive a $25 discount for each of you!